Shimla, Oct 31 (UNI) As many as 18 aspirants have sought the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from the prestigious Shimla assembly seat today.
Shimla Mandal President Madan Sharma said here today, that all the aspirants had submitted their applications here with the BJP Shimla mandal (division) office.
He said party has adopted ''down to top'' process for the selection of its candidates for the ensuing assembly elections.
In this process, respective party mandal presidents have invited applications from candidates, willing to contest elections, on or before October 31 with a fee of Rs 3,000 for general candidates and Rs 1,500 for SCs and STs, he said.
He said the mandals would forward these applications on or before November five to the district committees, who would forward these to the state election committee on or before November 10.
These recommendations would be forwarded to the consideration of the party's central election committee (CEC) by the third week of next month when the names of the candidates would be announced, he added.