On Tuesday, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Raman Singh, who is appearing for his fourth consecutive term filed his application from Rajnandgaon assembly ward. The application was filed by him for the next month’s state polls along with his Uttar Pradesh equivalent Yogi Adityanath by his side.
But the noticeable thing was Singh’s gesture of touching the feet of Adityanath who is 20 years junior to him. Raman Singh is serving as the fourth continuous time chief minister who is still in power and has several years of experience more than that of Adityanath in politics.
Raman Singh joined the Bharatiya Jan Sangh at the early 1970’s when he was a student and later achieved the position of the president of its youth wing in 1976-77. While Yogi Adityanath has completed one-and-a-half years in office.
Raman Singh on Tuesday along with his wife Veena Singh who is party in-charge for Chhattisgarh Anil Jain and numerous other leaders and party workers arrived at the district collectorate to file his applications.
Raman Singh was the MLA from Rajanandgaon ward for two consecutive terms and he is looking for a third repetitive win from the seat. In the year 2004, he was an MLA from Dongargaon assembly ward in Rajnandgaon district. The Opposition party has pitched Karuna Shukla who is the niece of former Prime Minister late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee against Singh from Rajnandgaon ward.
Before Raman Singh filed paper for the nomination he told the media that he has full faith in the strength of party workers and booth-level workers. He said that the upcoming Assembly polls are devoted to Atal Ji completely and each party worker has declared to come in the power for the fourth following term with a huge victory in the state.
Tuesday is the last day for the candidates those who are filling for nominations for the remaining 18 seats including the eight Naxal-affected districts of Bastar, Bijapur, Dantewada, Sukma, Kondagaon, Kanker, Narayanpur and Rajnandgaon. They all are going for the first phase of the election, Raman Singh added.