Dhulu Mahto files nomination for Dhanbad Lok Sabha seat

Dhanbad: BJP candidate Dhulu Mahto submitted his nomination for the Dhanbad Lok Sabha seat on Tuesday. Accompanied by Jharkhand BJP chief and former chief minister Babulal Marandi, outgoing Dhanbad MP PN Singh, Dhanbad Sadar BJP MLA Raj Sinha, and advocate Narendra Trivedi, Mahto filed his nomination papers at the collectorate.

The deadline for filing nominations for the Dhanbad constituency in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections (third phase in Jharkhand) is May 6, with the election scheduled for May 25.

Mahto has represented the Baghmara Vidhan Sabha constituency since 2009. In his first victory that year, he secured a margin of 19,960 votes. He served as an MLA from the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) from 2009 to 2014, winning by a margin of 29,623 votes. Subsequently, from 2014 to 2019, he represented the constituency as a BJP MLA, winning by a narrow margin of 824 votes.

Notably, the Dhanbad Lok Sabha seat has been allocated to the Congress under the I.N.D.I Alliance. Congress nominee Anupama Singh, wife of Bermo MLA Jayamangal Singh alias Anup Singh, is scheduled to file her nomination on May 1.

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