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Dinesh Singh to take on Sonia in Rae Bareli

Rae Bareli: The Congress plea to get the candidature of its rebel MLC Dinesh Pratap Singh, who's contesting in opposition to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli on BJP price tag, cancelled was once rejected by means of the district election place of work on Monday. District election officer Neha Sharma cleared Singh’s nomination papers. Though no formal announcement was once made, Singh’s identify was once in the checklist of applicants in fray. Congress birthday celebration had demanded cancellation of Singh’s nomination papers for violating provisions of the Representation of People’s Act 1951, and beneath the anti-defection law.

Congress district president VK Shukla had given a criticism to district election officer on Saturday stating that Dinesh Singh was once Congress MLC as in step with data of UP Vidhan Parishad. However, he has filed nomination as BJP candidate which is violation of provisions of the 10th schedule of the Constitution. Sonia Gandhi’s consultant KL Sharma had said: “Dinesh Singh should have taken the ethical path by means of surrendering his membership in Vidhan Parishad and then joined BJP.”

Congress employees refused to remark at the setback. District president VK Shukla said: “No feedback.”

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