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Today is the last day for filing nomination papers for the second phase of Gujarat assembly elections. BJP has cut the ticket of Madhu Srivastava, who has been MLA for the last 6 terms from Vadodara’s Waghodia seat, this time. Madhu Srivastava is very angry with this and is contesting as an independent. Yesterday State President CR Patil tried to persuade him at Vadodara airport also, but he did not agree. On the other hand, Madhu Srivastava openly threatened today that if anyone tries to stop my worker in the election, I will enter the house and shoot him.
I will support BJP if won
Waghodia MLA Madhu Srivastava had announced to contest as an independent after being denied ticket from BJP. They did not bow down even after persuasion by the party. However, Madhu Srivastava, who has now cooled down, said that he will support the BJP even after winning the election as an independent.
Yogesh Patel, sitting MLA of Manjalpur.
Only one MLA repeats out of 8
There are 10 assembly seats under Vadodara district. In the last election, BJP had won 8 seats while Congress had won two seats. This time BJP has given place to new faces by cutting tickets of 7 sitting MLAs. Manjhalpur is the only seat from where Yogesh Patel has been repeated. It is said that the BJP was preparing to cut Yogesh Patel’s ticket as well, but the party had to yield to Yogesh Patel’s adamance.
Last minute stuck on Naroda seat
The NCP has tied up with the Congress on the Naroda seat in Ahmedabad. NCP had given ticket to Nikul Singh Tomar on this seat. But, Nikul Singh refused to contest the election at the last moment. Now Meghchand Modwani will contest in his place. According to the information received from the sources, if Nikul Singh had contested the election, he would have had to resign from the post of councilor of AMC. At the same time, he had little hope of winning the election from here. That’s why he refused to contest the election. Due to this, now the screw is stuck on the Naroda seat.
In the second phase, voting will be held on 93 seats.
Voting will be held in two phases for a total of 182 assembly seats in Gujarat. Voting on 89 seats in the first phase will be held on December 1. Candidates of all political parties have filed nominations for the first phase, while polling will be held on 93 seats in the second phase. Today is the last day for filing nominations for the second phase.