A senior lawyer said there was a ‘drastic change’ in the liabilities of sitting BJP MP and the party’s candidate for the upcoming election, Jugal Kishore, in his affidavit.

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By The Wire Staff

New Delhi: A ‘mismatch’ in the election affidavit of senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jugal Kishore, who is the sitting MP of the Jammu Lok Sabha constituency, has triggered a row with a senior advocate approaching the Election Commission of India (ECI) over the issue.

The disclosure assumes significance amid the ECI’s decision to reject the nomination papers of Nilesh Kumbhani, the Congress candidate from Gujarat’s Surat Lok Sabha constituency, where the BJP’s Mukesh Dalal was elected unopposed – without contest – on April 21 after three of Kumbhani’s proposers denied that they signed his nomination papers.

Rohit Choudhary, a Jammu-based leader of the National Conference, said that he has also filed an RTI application on April 24 with the ECI over the changes in Kishore’s affidavit.

“I am waiting for a reply from the commission,” he said.

Kishore, who has scored two consecutive victories from the Jammu Lok Sabha constituency, is pitted against the INDIA bloc’s Raman Kumar Bhalla.

The election to the constituency is set to be held on Friday (April 26).

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