LEH, Apr 15: Five days after an issuance of notification by the Election Commission for the Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency, Congress candidate Rigzin Spalbar today filed his nomination papers from the seat, which is going to polls on May 6.
Spalbar, a prominent Buddhist leader and two-time Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh, was the first to file his papers before the returning officer at Leh, officials said.
The last date for filing of nomination papers for the constituency is April 18, followed by scrutiny of papers on April 20. The last date of withdrawal of candidature is April 22.
Veteran leader Thupstan Chhewang had won the seat for the BJP for the first time in 2014, but he resigned from the primary membership of the party in November last year, saying that all promises made by the BJP sounded like an “empty rhetoric”.