Nominations of two candidates for No 8 Mangaldai parliamentary constituency have been rejected by the returning officer of the HPC after the scrutiny.
According to an official source, nomination of Ratul Ahmed, the candidate of the Republican Party of India (A), has been rejected for lower age while the nomination of Bhupen Ch Das, the candidate of Purbanchal Janata Party (Secular) was rejected due to lapse in all required papers.
With the rejection of the nominations of these two candidates in Mangaldai parliamentary constituency, the number of candidates, whose nominations have been declared ‘valid’ for the seat are eleven.
Earlier, a total of thirteen candidates had filed nomination papers for the Mangaldai Lok Sabha seat.
However, the total number of candidates finally contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Mangaldai parliamentary constituency will be known only after the expiry of the date of withdrawal on March 29 next.
On the penultimate day of filing of nominations for 8 Mangaldai parliamentary constituency on Monday, a total of four candidates including Congress candidate Bhubaneswar Kalita and BJP candidate Dilip Saikia filed their nomination.
Both the Congress and BJP candidates filed their nomination papers before Ghanashyam Dass, the returning officer of Mangaldai Lok Sabha constituency.
During the filing of nomination by BJP’s Dilip Saikia, State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass, State ministers Bhabesh Kalita and Rihan Daimary along with other MLAs of the BJP and its allies AGP and BPF of the Assembly segments under the HPC were present.
On the other hand, Dalgaon MLA Ilias Ali, former ministers Basanta Das and Zoiinath Sarma were among the senior leaders who accompanied Congress candidate and Rajya Sabha MP Bhubaneswar Kalita at the time of filing of his nomination.