Amethi:In an embarrassment to the Congress, the party nominee to the post of chairman of zila panchayat, Krishna Chaurasiya today withdrew her nomination paving way for the unopposed election of the SP candidate.
Shiv Kali Maurya is the lone nominee left for the post of zila panchayat chairman after the withdrawal of nomination of Congress candidate Krishna Chaurasiya, district magistrate Jagatraj Tewari said.
There was a direct contest between Congress and Samajwadi Party for the post.
Meanwhile, the local unit president of the Congress, Yogendra Misra said that the party had nothing to do with the withdrawal of name by Chaurasiya and that it was her personal decision.
“Had she contested, the party would have extended full support,” Misra said.
Congress vice president and local MP Rahul Gandhi’s representative Chandrakant Dubey who was present during the filing of nomination by Chaurasiya said she did not take any advice from the party over withdrawing her name.
“She has not taken party’s advice on withdrawing her candidature and it is her personal decision,” Dubey added.