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Kirron greeted with black flags in Chandigarh

Kirron greeted with black flags in Chandigarh
Kher who reached here by an afternoon flight, was shown black flags atleast at two places enroute, sources said. At a couple of places, the disgruntled workers also raised slogans against her.

The party has named Kher as the candidate from Chandigarh, ignoring three frontrunners including former MP Satya Pal Jain, Chandigarh BJP President Sanjay Tandon and former Union Minister Harmohan Dhawan. When Kher’s candidature was announced by the party high command on Saturday, there was a revolt in the Chandigarh unit of the BJP, leading to a few resignations by some office bearers of the city unit. From the Chandigarh seat, where polling will be held on April 10, former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is seeking re-election as Congress nominee.

Bansal had earlier downplayed the presence of prominent women - former Miss India Gul Panag (AAP) and actor Kirron Kher (BJP) - in the fray, saying paratroopers cannot do some overnight magic. 58-year-old Kirron tried to downplay the protest against her by a section of BJP workers.

Seeking to reach out to those who were protesting her candidature on the grounds that she was an ‘outsider’, Kirron told reporters that she had her roots in Chandigarh and also had connection with neighbouring Himachal Pradesh.

Kiran, wife of veteran actor Anupam Kher, said she is contesting from the City, where she was brought up and would work to ensure its development.
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