Congress civic poll hopefuls ask God for party ticket!

Nagpur, Jan 11 (IANS) Trusting god to ensure party ticket for the coming civic polls in Maharashtra, many Congress hopefuls slipped their application forms in the donation boxes of famous temples here.

‘The trend came to light when I went to the Ganesh Tekri temple here to offer prayers for my newly-born grandson,’ said city Congress president Jayprakash Gupta.

‘I was curious when the priest asked me about upcoming civic polls. When I asked him as to why he is so interested in the elections, he told me that he found eight to 10 copies of candidate’s forms in the donation box,’ he said.

Gupta also said that a few other such forms were found from the donation box of Sai Temple also.

‘People really put their faith in these two temples and believe that all their wishes will come true if they pray here,’ he said.

Gupta also noticed that some of the forms were not received by the party office, adding the candidates seem to have missed the last date of the forms’ submission.

‘If the candidates have put so much faith in the lord, it is our duty to do something for them and hence we have extended the date of submission of forms for two days,’ he said.