Opposing ‘outsider’, Akali leader files papers
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- All 16 nomination papers for the Phagwara Assembly bypoll were filed before SDM-cum-Returning Officer Latif Ahmed on the last day today.
- Those who filed papers were Congress’ Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, BJP’s Rajesh Bagha, BSP’ Thekedar Bhagwan Dass, LIP’s Jarnail Nangal, AAP’s Santosh Kumar and Charan Kumar People’s Party of Democratic India.
- Sitting Akali councillor Baljinder Singh Thekedar filed his papers as an Independent.
- Others Independents were Neetu Shatran Wala, Sonu Kumar, Manjinder Kumar and Paramjit Kaur. The remaining were covering candidates.
- PPCC incharge Asha Kumari accompanied Dhaliwal. Asked about the party decision to field all new candidates, she said, “All four of them have been working for many years for the party.”