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Those denied tickets to be suitably adjusted: Rajnath

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 19:47

Lucknow: Clarifying that denial of ticket for the Lok Sabha elections did not mean disregard to anyone, BJP president Rajnath Singh today said that on coming to power at the Centre all such dissatisfied leaders and workers would be suitably adjusted.

"When any party becomes popular, the number of those wanting to become prospective candidates from all the areas also increases. But only one can get the ticket. Not getting ticket does not mean that that the worker has been ignored," Rajnath Singh, who arrived here after his candidature was announced from the seat, told newspersons while responding to a question on rebellion in the party over ticket distribution.

"If BJP forms its government, (Narendra) Modi will be the prime minister, there is no dispute over the issue," Singh said in reply to another question.
"Any candidate gets ticket only after deliberations in the state election committee and central committee... Those of our workers who could not get ticket would be adjusted when the party comes to power," Singh said.
To a question on the relevance of giving ticket to outsiders who have joined the party recently, Singh said, "Whether it is the battleground or election fray, we have to go with a strategy... The percentage of outsiders as candidates is very low."

Central govt offices to remain closed on poll days
New Delhi, Mar 26 (PTI) All central government offices, coming under the area where upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly elections are scheduled to be held, will remain closed on the day of polling.
"The relevant offices or organisations shall remain closed on the day of poll in the notified areas where general elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assembly are scheduled to be conducted," the Ministry of Personnel said in an order.
The nine-phased Lok Sabha polls begin on April 7. Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim besides by-elections for Assembly seats in some states will be held along with the Lok Sabha polls.

In connection with the bye-elections, the order said only such of the employees who are bonafide voters in the relevant constituency should be granted special casual leave on the day of polling.

"Special casual leave may also be granted to an employee who is ordinarily a resident of constituency and registered as a voter but employed in any central government organisation, industrial establishment located outside the constituency having general or bye-election," said the order issued to all state governments and central government departments.

First Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 19:47
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