Lucknow: The sitting Mayor of Lucknow,Dinesh Sharma,will be the BJP candidate for Lucknow Mayor seat in the local body elections. The BJP announced his candidature on Friday. Sharma has been a favourite in the party as he had won the last mayoral election by a comfortable margin. However,he had expressed his reluctance to contest the election this time. Sources within the party said that Sharma was eyeing party ticket for 2014 Lok Sabha polls from Lucknow constituency. Party has announced that Harikant Ahluwalia will be mayoral candidate in Meerut and Ramgopal Mohre in Varanasi.
Four killed as tractor overturns
Hamirpur: Four persons,including a woman and her two children,were killed when the tractor-trolley in which they were travelling overturned near Badanpur area Friday evening,police here said. The tractor-trolley was heading towards Kurara area when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned,they said.