The scrutiny of nominations filed for 65 Wards of Mysore City Corporation (MCC) was almost complete late last night, in which 188 nominations were rejected, leaving 490 candidates in fray. A total of 678 nominations were filed.

The nominations of Manjunath, who filed his nomination for Ward No. 36 and Prasanna, who aspired to contest from Ward No. 40, both from KJP, along with Yeshoda, from Ward No. 47 on a JD(S) ticket were rejected.

Among those in fray are artist Badal Nanjundaswamy from Congress and Snake Shyam. The BJP has given tickets to churumuri seller K. Ramanna’s son Paramesh Gowda and auto driver Sadashiva. Pourakarmika Association President Manjunath, hailing from Aadi Dravida community, is also in fray.

Scrutiny of the nominations filed for some prominent Wards were kept pending for the following day (today) since there were many objections. There are hundreds of independents in fray this time. They have been given symbols and can launch campaigning from today.

Scrutiny of nominations was done at the respective centres and list of candidates was finalised. Not a single candidate is in fray from BSP, CPI, NCP, Samajawadi Party, All India Progressive Janatha Dal, Janatha Party, Vatal Paksha and a few others.

Last date for withdrawal of nominations is Feb. 27. Efforts are on to convince rebel candidates of various parties to get them withdraw their nominations.

Chandni loses in scrutiny

The nomination papers of transgender Chandni was rejected on grounds that the Ward she chose to contest from was not reserved for Minorities. Chandni alias Akram Pasha, being born in a Minority family, had chosen to contest from a Ward reserved for the SC.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore