UP Polls: Noida candidate names Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh among proposers
Noida: In a weird incident, a candidate from the Noida Assembly constituency named Mahatma Gandhi and Shaheed Bhagat Singh as his proposers for contesting the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017.
The candidate, Vinod Pawar, also mentioned Russian President Vladimir Putin as his close friend and added his name among 21 proposers. His nomination was rejected on January 25 after checking the submitted documents.
He mentioned 'Mission Make India' and 'Bharatiya Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' in his nomination papers and also attached the pamphlet of his coaching institute along with the documents.
District Election Officer NP Singh condemned the act tagging it as humiliation of the ‘electoral system’ and said that a case will be registered against Vinod Pawar.
Vinod Pawar listed 21 personalities (living and dead) as his proposers, including Swami Vivekanand, Martin King Luthar, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, Dr Nelson Mandela, Subhash Chandra Bose, Gautam Buddha, Rajguru, Ashfaqulla Khan, John F. Kennedy and Mohammed Rafi.
Speaking about the same, Vinod Pawar said, "I have done this to change the country. Actually, some people manhandled me a few days back. When I reached to the police station to lodge a complaint against them, I was also locked in the prison with them."
"I always carry a tri-colour on my chest but it was also snatched from me," he added.
After the incident, he lost faith in democracy and after reading a few books of the renowned personalities, decided to opt this way.
It may be mentioned, Gautam Buddh Nagar is scheduled to go for polls on February 11 in the first phase of the UP Assembly elections 2017. The counting and announcement of results will be done on March 11.