Maneka Gandhi files her nomination from Aonla

April 18th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 18 (ANI): Former Union Minister and mother of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi, filed her nomination papers from Aonla parliamentary constituency in Bareilly District on Saturday.

The 52-year-old BJP candidate, accompanied by local party leaders, filed her papers before the Bareilly District Magistrate at collectorate office here.

Maneka, who was the sitting MP from Pilibhit, had shifted to Aonla constituency for her son Varun Gandhi, who was recently mired into a controversy following his alleged inflammatory anti-Muslim speeches.

Varun, who was expected to accompany her mother during the filing of nomination was not present.

As per the affidavit filed by Maneka Gandhi along with the nomination papers, total assets disclosed by her were around Rs 18 crore. (ANI)

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