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District BJP chief wins after no contest

Jamshedpur, Dec. 28: The incumbent president of the East Singhbhum BJP unit, Rajkumar Srivastava, was today elected uncontested at Banmali Bhavan in Sakchi.

After the nomination process was postponed on Wednesday due to a clash between factions of the party, election in charge Ashok Sarangi slated today for filing of nomination as well as election that was held amidst tight security.

According to sources, the process of nomination filing started at the scheduled 2pm. An hour and a half later, the election was scheduled to begin. But only Srivastava turned up for filing nomination.

As Srivastava was the lone candidate, he was declared elected after the time for nomination was over.

State vice-president of the party Deepak Prakash and state headquarters in-charge Gama Singh were present as observers on this occasion.

The district administration deployed 20 armed policemen to ensure the elections went off peacefully.

Meanwhile, party spokesperson Anil Modi said Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha district president Satish Singh had been served with a showcause for unruly behaviour on Wednesday.

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