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NO BAR: Alima Beevi displaying the photograph of her son A. Nasser, an undertrial in the Coimbatore serial blast case, after filing his nomination for the Coimbatore West constituency on Thursday. - Photo: M. Periasamy
NO BAR: Alima Beevi displaying the photograph of her son A. Nasser, an undertrial in the Coimbatore serial blast case, after filing his nomination for the Coimbatore West constituency on Thursday. - Photo: M. Periasamy

Staff Reporters

95 more enter the fray on the last day; scrutiny today

Coimbatore/Tirupur: Coimbatore bomb blast case undertrial A. Nasser was among the 95 persons who entered the election fray on Thursday, the last day for filing nomination papers.

Nasser's mother along with a relative Rafiq and 10 others appeared before the Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO), Coimbatore (the Returning Officer for Coimbatore West Assembly segment), G. S. Ramadoss, and filed the papers. Nasser had already given a petition on March 31 seeking permission to contest the election.

Election officials, however, pointed out that the declaration form did not have the signature of the candidate and added that there was some ambiguity in providing information on the part in which the candidate's name figures in the electoral rolls.

They hinted at the possibility of the nomination failing to get through the scrutiny scheduled for Friday.

Most of the nominations were from independent candidates besides those from Bharatiya Janata Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Desiya Murpokku Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Samajwadi, Lok Janasakthi, All India Forward Bloc, alternative candidates from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Janata Dal (United).

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