New Delhi: BJP's Varun Gandhi, AAP candidate in Amethi Kumar Vishwas and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan were among the prominent candidates who filed nominations on the fourth day for the penultimate phase of Lok Sabha election covering 64 seats in seven states.
Cricketer Mohd Kaif entered the fray from Phulpur in UP while Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat's wife Renuka Rawat filed nomination from Haridwar today. 34-year-old Varun filed nomination papers from Sultanpur Lok Sabha seat in UP with four local BJP leaders from upper caste and OBC communities signing as proposers.
In neighbouring Amethi, the pocket-borough of Nehru-Gandhi family, Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kumar Vishwas, who is pitted against Congres Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and BJP's Smriti Irani, filed his nomination. Besides Kumar, BSP leader Dharmendra Pratap Singh, Trinamool Congress nominee Chhaya Singh and other Independent candidates also filed their nomination papers from Amethi. A total of 50 candidates filed nomination papers in Uttar Pradesh today, taking the count to 68 candidates for 15 seats that will go to polls on May seven.