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12 July, 2007

Satyapal Jain appointed Shekhawat's Authorised Election Rep

New Delhi, July 12 (UNI) Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhwat has appointed Mr Satya Pal Jain, a noted lawyer and a former MP, as his 'Authorised Election Representative' for the upcoming presidential polls.
Mr Shekhwat, who is contesting as an Independent candidate backed by the NDA, sent his communication to the Lok Sabha Secretary General, the Returning Officer for the presidential elections, informing him about the appointment.
Mr Jain, a senior advocate by profession and an expert on Constitutional and election laws, is also a member of the National Executive of the BJP. He has been a member of the Lok Sabha twice from Chandigarh Parliamentary constituency and was also head of the Legal of the BJP for a decade before he was made the incharge of the Himachal Pradesh unit of the party.
Mr Jain has been asked by the BJP to remain in Delhi till the elections are over, a release said.