Lok Sabha elections 2024: Big setback to Congress! Akshay Bam withdraws nomination from Indore, joins BJP

Congress leader Akshay Bam withdrew nomination from Indore constituency on Monday.

Livemint
Updated29 Apr 2024
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Another Congress candidate Akshay Bam withdraws nomination from Indore. (ANI Photo)
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Another Congress candidate Akshay Bam withdraws nomination from Indore. (ANI Photo)

In another set back to Congress, its Indore candidate Akshay Kanti Bam on Monday withdrew his nomination for the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections 2024, said District Election Officer Ashish Singh. He had reached the Collector's office with BJP MLA Ramesh Mendola to withdraw his candidature today. 

Soon after withdrawing his nomination from Indore, Akshay Bam joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Madhya Pradesh Minister and BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said.

“We welcome Akshay Kanti Bam Ji Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Indore into the BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, national BJP president JP Nadda and state president VD Sharma,” Vijayvargiya wrote in a post on X (formerly Twitter).

The Congress announced his candidature from Indore in March this year. “I thank the top leadership for giving me this opportunity. Victory and defeat are a part of politics, the most important thing is that people stand with you and people believe your words,” Akshay Bam had said.

The Congress candidate had earlier asked for a ticket from assembly constituency number 4 of Indore but did not receive it, he said as quoted by ANI. BJP has fielded the incumbent Member of Parliament Shankar Lalwani as its candidate from Indore seat. Indore will go to polls in the fourth phase of general elections, that is, May 13. 

Akshay Bam's withdrawal came after BJP legal cell officials raised objections on his nomination form for not mentioning the section 307 of IPC in a 17-year-old case registered against him. However, the district collection accepted his nomination as the section was added on the day of filing of nomination. In this case, the hearing will take place on May 10, three days before voting in Indore. 

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.MoreLess
HomeElectionsLok Sabha elections 2024: Big setback to Congress! Akshay Bam withdraws nomination from Indore, joins BJP

Most Active Stocks

Bharat Electronics

309.55
10:29 AM | 14 JUN 2024
8.6 (2.86%)

Indian Oil Corporation

170.30
10:25 AM | 14 JUN 2024
1.2 (0.71%)

HDFC Bank

1,597.45
10:28 AM | 14 JUN 2024
16.55 (1.05%)

State Bank Of India

840.20
10:29 AM | 14 JUN 2024
-3.7 (-0.44%)
More Active Stocks

Market Snapshot

  • Top Gainers
  • Top Losers
  • 52 Week High

JK Paper

490.70
10:25 AM | 14 JUN 2024
44.35 (9.94%)

KRBL

310.05
10:22 AM | 14 JUN 2024
23.05 (8.03%)

Poly Medicure

2,003.00
09:59 AM | 14 JUN 2024
142.9 (7.68%)

KEC International

935.20
10:25 AM | 14 JUN 2024
66.25 (7.62%)
More from Top Gainers

Recommended For You

    More Recommendations

    Gold Prices

    • 24K
    • 22K
    Bangalore
    73,303.00-503.00
    Chennai
    73,663.00-143.00
    Delhi
    74,166.00431.00
    Kolkata
    73,016.00-72.00

    Fuel Price

    • Petrol
    • Diesel
    Bangalore
    102.86/L3.02
    Chennai
    100.75/L0.00
    Kolkata
    103.94/L0.00
    New Delhi
    94.72/L0.00
    OPEN IN APP
    HomeMarketsPremiumInstant LoanGet App