On Might 4, Lucknow will vote to decide on its subsequent mayor from among the many 13 hopefuls, 10 of whom filed their nomination papers on Monday, the ultimate day to take action. The city, which has been reserved for a girl candidate for the second consecutive time, shall be selecting its solely second girl mayor.
Sushma Kharakwal, the Bharatiya Janata Occasion’s (BJP’s) face for the polls, filed her papers in the presence of former deputy chief minister and ex-mayor Dinesh Sharma, and parliamentarian Kaushal Kishore on Monday.
Equally, Anju Bhatt of Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) and Sangeeta Jaiswal of Congress filed their papers inside a brief span of one another. Alka Pandey from Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Occasion, Madhu Sen from Lok Dal, Usha Tripathi from Gandhian Individuals’s Occasion, and independents corresponding to Mithilesh Singh, Manju Dohre, Nalini Khanna and Lakshmi Kushwaham additionally entered the ballot fray.
In the meantime, Shaheen Bano from Bahujan Samaj Occasion, Vandana Mishra from Samajwadi Occasion and Asha Mishra (impartial) filed their nominations on Sunday.
In all, 13 candidates will battle it out for the distinguished submit.
Kharakwal, a mom of two who lives in Vrinadavan Colony together with her husband, praised the outgoing mayor and mentioned she would take her legacy ahead. “My efforts shall be to make Lucknow top-of-the-line cities in the world… All markets in the city could have unique bogs for women. My emphasis shall be on better sanitation and safer streets for women,” she mentioned in a tête-à-tête with HT.
Bhatt mentioned the situations of roads, drains and sewers in the city have been worsening even because the municipal company had develop into “a den for corruption”. “If I’m elected, home tax shall be waived off, and 50 per cent rebate shall be given on water tax,” she added.
Jaiswal mentioned the city’s rank had dropped in the sanitation Index, and her efforts can be to make it one of many cleanest cites. “Lucknow’s streets are soiled. Right here, strong waste administration has failed. If I’m elected the mayor, then I’ll flip it into one of many cleanest cities and create extra landfill websites and strong waste remedy crops.”
The nomination submitting on the final day came about with round 200 policemen guarding each nook and nook of the Lucknow Municipal Company workplace. Media individuals have been additionally not given entry to the closely barricaded venue.
BOX: 983 to battle it out for 110 corporator posts
A complete of 983 candidates have filed their papers for 110 wards in the Lucknow Municipal Company. In the meantime, 106 nominations have been filed for chairperson posts in 10 nagar panchayats in the city, whereas 706 others will contest to develop into members of those civic our bodies.