Number 9 seems to be lucky for many when it comes to filing of nominations at least according to the astrologers who have recently been approached by several candidates in the run-up to the January 30 polls.
Monday will see several heavyweights will file nomination papers,including Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal,PPP president Manpreet Singh Badal. And with Monday not only being a full moon day,but also Punarvasu Nakshtra,the day is considered to be very auspicious.
BJP candidate from Fazilka,Surjit Jayani,said: I found it to be a good day and therefore will file nominations tomorrow. After all,every performs mahurat on this day. BJP candidates Arunesh Shakir from Mukerian and Amandeep Singh from Dasuya will also file their nominations on Monday.
Though Congress candidate from Abohar,Sunil Jakhar,has also chosen January 9,he maintained: I chose this day just by chance. MP Navjot Singh Sidhus wife Navjot Kaur,BJPs Satpal Gosain the candidate from Ludhiana Central has also chosen January 9. So has Vardev Mann,SAD candidate from Guru-har-sahai.
When asked about Manpreet filing his nominations on Friday,party media advisor A S Sodhi said: He is not aware of any astrological details about January 9. The day suited him.