BJP candidate elected unopposed as Congress fails to file nominations in civic polls in MP
BHOPAL: BJP registered its first win in the ongoing civic body in Sendhwa district on Saturday. Congress could not manage to file nomination of candidates including that of chairperson.
BJP’s Basanti Bai won unopposed to the post of chairperson. Nominations for several wards representatives too were not filed by Congress candidates, thus giving a clear walk-over to the BJP to get a majority in Sendhwa municipal body. Civic polls are being held in several districts in the state.
According to the information, Sarla Manish was elected unopposed from ward number 1, Megha Ekri from ward 5, Anita Mohan from ward 7, Govind from ward 8, Dinesh Soni from ward number 10, Vimla Bai from ward 12, Kamal Banshilal from ward 13, Sunita Prakash from ward 16, Ashok Choudhary from ward 19, Deepak Balmukund from ward 20 and Deepak Sharma from ward number 21 were elected unopposed on BJP ticket.
BJP leaders said that Friday was the last day for taking back nomination forms. Most of the Congress leaders have withdrawn their nomination forms in favour of development policy propagated by the BJP.
Responding to the questions posed by media, Congress spokesperson KK Mishra clarified that Congress had declared its candidate but he withdrew his candidature at the last moment. “We have come to know that the local BJP leader is a strongman of the area and exercises enormous muscle power. He forced Congress candidates to withdraw their candidature,” said Mishra.
Basanti Bai who is elected unopposed as chairman of Sendhwa municipality is wife of Vishnu Prasad Yadav. Vishnu owed allegiance to Congress but had switched over loyalties in February 2017 and had joined the BJP.