Gandhinagar: Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani on Wednesday filed his nomination seeking re-election from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat.
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The 81-year-old leader is seeking re-election from the seat for the fifth time.
“I have filed my nomination for the fifth time in Gandhinagar constituency. People of this constituency have voted for me in the past and I am happy that I am the party candidate for the fifth time,” the saffron leader said after filing the nominations papers.
Advani, who was accompanied by Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, said, “We have provided good governance and worked for the development and welfare of the people of the country whenever we came to power.”
Before filing his nomination, Advani offered prayers at the residence of state unit party president Purshottam Rupala where he was accompanied by his wife and daughter.
Gujarat will go to the polls on 30 April.
The BJP leader first contested the elections to the seat in 1991 when he defeated G.I. Patel of Congress by 1.3 lakh votes.
Though Advani did not contest the elections in 1996 on the grounds that he was booked in the Babri demolition case, former prime minister A.B. Vajpayee contested from the seat besides Lucknow and won.