Eight file nomination for LS polls

Eight file nomination for LS polls

4 independents among first to join Delhi poll fray

As the windows for receiving applications for the parliamentary elections in Delhi opened on Saturday, eight candidates filed their nomination papers.

Of them, four are independent candidates and four are from registered parties.

Four persons have filed their papers from North East Delhi constituency, two from Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency and one each from New Delhi and East Delhi constituencies. The elections are scheduled on April 10.

Throwing his hat into the fray, 68-year-old Narendra Sharma is the eldest candidate who has filed nomination on Saturday from North-East Delhi as an independent candidate.

A K Agarwal, 47, filed his nomination from the same constituency from Agar Jan Party; Nafe Singh Rajput, 40, filed his nomination as an independent candidate and Dinesh Pal Singh, 35, filed his nomination as independent candidate from North-East constituency.

From East Delhi constituency, Manju Chibber, 58, filed her nomination from the Republican Party of India.

From New Delhi constituency, Maharaj Kumar, 65, filed his nomination as an independent candidate.

From Chandni Chowk constituency, Ashutosh Mudgil, 38, filed his nomination as an independent candidate and Dhan Raj Chauhan, 53, filed his nomination from Naya Daur Party. Filing of nominations will continue till March 22 and the Delhi electoral office will scrutinise the applications on March 24.

Last day of withdrawal

The last day for withdrawal of nomination is March 26

The seven parliamentary constituencies of the city are North-West Delhi (reserved for Scheduled Castes), North-East Delhi, East Delhi, West Delhi, Chandini Chowk, South Delhi and New Delhi.

Currently, all MPs in Delhi are from Congress.