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Tuesday, June 18 2024
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BJP Candidate Sprints to File Nomination as Time Runs Out

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With mere minutes to spare, a BJP candidate for the Lok Sabha from Deoria, Uttar Pradesh, had to sprint to turn in his papers. Shashank Mani Tripathi needed to run about 100 meters to submit his nomination, and the deadline was this Thursday at 3 p.m.

Mr. Tripathi attended a function where Keshav Prasad Maurya, the deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, was supposed to speak before he was nominated.

However, due to the event’s postponement, the 54-year-old politician had just 15 minutes to submit his nomination.

He then decided to run to the nomination center with BJP’s District President Bhupendra Singh, and others accompanying him, joining him.

“Have Been A Runner In College”

After he filed his nomination, Shashank Mani Tripathi was asked by reporters for the reason behind the delay.

He answered that after attending the event organised for him, he had to meet many people who joined his convoy on the way to the center.

“I have been a runner during my college days at IIT and I used that today,” Mr Tripathi said.

Mr Tripathi is a third-generation member of his family to enter politics and is contesting his first election.

His father, Prakash Mani Tripathi, was a Lok Sabha member from Deoria in 1996, while his grandfather, Surat Narain Mani Tripathi, was an IAS officer and also a member of the Uttar Pradesh legislative council.

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