Staff Correspondent

Rajshekar Patil’s supporters take out procession

Papers filed on behalf of Prakash Khandre

BIDAR: Five candidates filed their nomination papers in Bidar district on Monday.

Congress nominee Rajshekar Patil filed his papers for the Humnabad seat at the tasildhar’s officer in the taluk. He and his supporters took out a procession to the office. They garlanded the statue of Shivaji on the way.

Mr. Patil filed his papers in the presence of the president of the district unit of the Congress V.K. Patil and other leaders.

The police had made arrangements at the office under the instructions of CPI Humnabad M.H. Satish to strictly implement the model code of conduct. Mr. Patil, later addressed a gathering of party workers at his residence.

Mallikarjun Khuba filed his papers from Basavkalyan as the Janata Dal (Secular) candidate. There was no fanfare, as Mr. Khuba filed his papers in the presence of his mother and three other leaders. It may be recalled here that Mr. Khuba has been booked for violation of model code of conduct.

Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Khuba said that he had toured 97 villages in the constituency and was confident about winning the elections. He said he would start visiting the city areas in the constituency soon.

The Bharatiya Janata Party nominee for Aurad seat, Prabhu Chavan, filed his papers at the Aurad tasildhar’s office. One set of papers were filed on behalf of Prakash Khandre, a two-time BJP MLA from Bhalki. However, Mr. Khandre said that he would be filing his papers on May 2 for the Bhalki seat.

Zameeruddin filed his papers from the Bidar South seat as the National Development Party candidate.