No complaints from Ramesh

April 05 2014

Congress candidate from Gautam Buddha Nagar Ramesh Chand Tomar has set new standards for changing parties and loyalties and he gave a lovely twist to the tale in his strategy of joining the saffron party. For starters, he got his candidacy from Gautam Buddha Nagar an “A” category with the help of Kanishka Singh. Sources close to the Congress reveal that the party had already given him an advance sum of Rs 50 lakh to contest in the elections. Until the night of April 2, it was as if he was on a dharna at party Treasurer Motilal Vohra to get the rest of the money. The party had agreed on a sum of Rs two crore for those contesting from the A category, and so on the night of April 2, he got the rest of his money – Rs 1.5 crore – from Vohra residence and went away. He changed his garb during Modi’s rally the next day. Sources close to the BJP reveal that Tomar first got in touch with BJP President Rajnath Singh, who had him meet Uttar Pradesh’s in-charge of the party Amit Shah. Things were sorted out for him by Amit Shah and Tomar ditched the Congress at a crucial time when the party’s symbol had been given to him by the Election Commission and when the time period to take back nominations had passed. The Congress now has a big challenge in front of it in Gautam Buddha Nagar and the party workers don’t know what stand to take. But the Congress is exploring the option of registering a case against him.

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