Ambedkar Nagar, Apr 25 (GCCurrentAffairs) Congress candidate Umed Singh from Ambedkar Nagar Lok Sabha seat on Thursday alleged that the district administration ‘intentionally’ rejected his nomination papers during the scrutiny along with seven other candidates here on Wednesday.
Mr Singh alleged here that the authorities had given him a notice about the bank account detail after he filed his nomination papers on April 22. “I had furnished all the bank details along with submitting another set of nominations on the next day. If there was any such lapses in the nomination papers, the authorities should have given me notice, but they did not give anything and only rejected by nominations on Wednesday,” he said while alleging foul play by the Returning officer to kill the spirit of the democracy.
He will approach the Election Commission (EC) and if required the court, over rejection of his nomination papers.
A total of 20 candidates had filed their nominations from Ambedkar Nagar Lok Sabha seat.
Of these, 12 are in the fray, while the candidatures of the remaining were rejected, which included the Congress and Apna Dal ( Balhari group). A total of six independents’ papers were also rejected.
Returning Officer Suresh Kumar told reporters that all the rejections were made on technical grounds as the candidates did not fill up the required details in their forms.