Tikamgarh(MP), Nov 7: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Bharatiya Jan Shakti chief Uma Bharti on Friday, Nov 7 filed her nomination for the assembly election from Tikamgarh constituency. After heading a rally of about 4,000 people, she filed the nomination few hours before the deadline for filing papers for the assembly elections in the state's 230 constituencies, where polling is scheduled on Nov 27.
Hailing from Duda village of Tikamgarh district, she won the last assembly election from Malehra constituency on BJP ticket, but later resigned after quitting the BJP.
Food Minister Akhand Pratap Singh(BJP) and former minister Yadavendra Singh(Cong) are other prominent candidates from Tikamgarh, which has about 17,000 voters of the Lodhi community, to which Ms Bharti belonged.
The Sadvi was earlier elected to Lok Sabha five times- four times from Khajuraho and once from Bhopal.