Jamshedpur: Three independent candidates filed nomination as contenders for the Parliamentary election from Jamshedpur constituency on Monday.
The candidates include Kantha Singh, Angad Mahato and Sheikh Akhruddin. The former two are from Ghatsila. Angad Mahato claims the support of Amra Bangali, a city-based social and cultural organization.
Kantha Singh, who runs an orphanage in Ghatsila, said he was contesting the election in a bid to bring about a change for the people of the constituency including a sizeable part of Ghatsila sub division. This is the maiden attempt of Kantha Singh at the general election, but may not be the last one depending upon the result of polls, he said.
Angad Mahato, addressing a gathering after filing his nominations, said he enjoyed the support of Bengali-speaking people. He said he hoped to get the support of voters who wanted a candidate with a clean background and one having the determination to work for the people.
The last of the candidates, Akhruddin said he could be a good option for the voters as a candidate who has dared to bring about a change by contesting in the Lok Sabha polls. He said he was keeping his fingers crossed waiting for the polls. He said he was going to put in an all-out effort to make sure he is able to secure as many votes as possible.
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha candidate and former Tata Steel vice president Niroop Mohanty will be filing his nomination tomorrow. Bharatiya Janata Party candidate and former JMM MLA Vidyut Varan Mahato will be filing his nomination on 26th March.
It may be mentioned here that 26th March is the last day for filing of nominations for the second phase of the Lok Sabha polls in the state.