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Jaswant Singh files nomination from Barmer as Independent

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:06 pm
by Shivani
After so much speculations, Jaswant Singh has filed his nomination papers from Barmer as an independent candidate on Monday.The former Union Minister decided to contest the Lok Sabha elections as an independent after the BJP denied him a ticket from Barmer seat.

Soon after filing his nomination, Singh said, "I have taken a step for Barmer. Relief is what I am feeling right now.""I am contesting on principles and for honour, not just for my honour, but for the honour of all citizens of Barmer," he said.

He said that the party has betrayed him..and this is the fight between old and new of the party.This all has happened because has been demanding a party ticket from his home constituency of Barmer, saying this is his last election. He represented the Darjeeling constituency in the outgoing Lok Sabha, from where the party has nominated former Rajya Sabha member S S Ahluwalia.