He presented two sets of nominations, District Collector Bhanu Prakash said.

Backed by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Sonaram was given ticket by the party instead of veteran Jaswant Singh.

The former Congress MLA, who had earlier been vocal against former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, joined the BJP last week. Sonaram was accompanied by his supporters here today.

Annoyed over the BJP’s decision to give ticket to Sonaram, Jaswant Singh filed nomination papers from the seat as an independent candidate on Monday.

Speaking to reporters after filing nomination, Sonaram, a former Army officer, said a 'Modi wave' was evident across the country and the BJP-led NDA would form the next government at the Centre.

"Development in Gujarat is a model for the country and I am confident that the party will form government at the Centre. There is no doubt about the Narendra Modi wave," he said.

Sonaram claimed he had met Jaswant Singh a month back when veteran leader told him that he had not decided about his constituency yet.

"I met Singh some one month back but that time he had not finalised his constituency. There was no communication between us in recent days," he said.

Targeting Ashok Gehlot, the BJP leader said that the former chief minister functioned in an autocratic manner which delivered an unprecedented debacle in the Rajasthan Assembly polls last year.


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