Candidate 'kidnapped' to prevent contesting polls

Candidate 'kidnapped' to prevent contesting polls

 In an incident depicting the lengths to which candidates and parties go to win elections, a candidate was ‘kidnapped’ ahead of  submitting his nomination here on Saturday.

Natesh had been to submit his nomination to contest from Ward-9 of the City Municipal Council on a Congress ticket, at noon. Meanwhile, one of his friends came around and requested him to have a cup of tea. Natesh left, thinking that he would return soon and submit his nomination.

Natesh and his friend, visited a restaurant, where a leader from another party incarcerated him, to prevent him from filing his nomination.

Mobile phone of Natesh was also snatched, making it hard for his waiting supporters to trace their leader.

As time was running out to file the nominations, Congress workers were informed that Natesh was in a restaurant. Mahesh, a Congress leader, along with a few of his supporters rushed to the restaurant, where altercation between the members of the two parties took place.

Congress workers were also successful in freeing Natesh.

But, as soon as Natesh and other members reached the office of the election officer, a few people came from behind and snatched away his nomination papers and B-form before tearing them to pieces.

However, Congress workers claim that it was the ploy of JD(S).

However, no complaint has  been lodged with police

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