Dimple Yadav, Hema Malini and Salman Khurshid were among the high-profile political leaders who filed their nomination papers from the Lok Sabha in Uttar Pradesh Thursday.
Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, filed her nomination papers from Kannauj, from where she is the incumbent MP. She arrived with husband to the district magistrate's office to file her papers.
Speaking to reporters waiting outside the office, she said Kannauj has always stood by the Samajwadi Party and she hoped that the voters will send her to the Lok Sabha again.
Promising more development if elected, she also warned the people against "false and tall promises" being made by certain political parties.
Cine star Hema Malini also filed her nomination papers from Mathura as the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate. She was however handed over a notice by the election commission after her supporters raised slogans in her favour in the collector's office, while the nomination process was on. Sloganeering in the premises is against the model code of conduct.
Filed his nomination papers as a Congress candidate from Farrukhabad, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid asserted that his party was the best bet for all-round development.