The Bharatiya Janata Party had announced Neelam Langeh as its candidate for the reserve seat of Ramban on November 2 along with 45 other candidates at the central election committee that met in New Delhi.

However, BJP leader Girdhari Lal filed his nomination papers from the seat with Assistant Returning officer (ARO) Ramban Dr Tahir Firdous on Monday.
Reacting to the development, the party said that it will see what action can be taken against the leader.
Neelam Langeh said, "I was busy with election campaigning yesterday and I do not know how Girdhari Lal got hold of the party nomination papers which were meant for me.

While I am the official party candidate, he submitted the nomination papers in his own name." "This is a fraud and this man has challenged party leadership including party president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi," Langeh said.

According to party sources, in order to avoid any mistake in the spelling of the candidate's name, the nomination form is sent to the candidate to be filed in his own hand-writing.

"Girdhari Lal got the form which was meant for Neelam Langeh and he submitted the same under his name," a senior party leader said.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission has said that action would be taken against Girdhari Lal for "misleading" the authorities.


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