Jalandhar, April 30, 2019: As many as 19 candidates were left in the fray for the Jalandhar Parliamentary constituency, the polling for which would be held on May 19th, after the nomination papers of seven candidates were found invalid during the scrutiny of nomination papers.
Divulging the details, the Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma said that now Chaudhary Santokh Singh (Congress), Dr. Charanjeet Singh Atwal (Shiromani Akali Dal), Justice Zora Singh (Aam Aadmi Party), Balwinder Kumar (Bahujan Samaj Party), Urmila (Ambedkar National Congress), Subash Goria (Shiv Sena), Hari Mittar (People’s Party of India (Democratic), Gurupal Singh (Bharat Prabhat Party),Jagan Nath Bajwa (Hum Bharti Party),Tara Singh (Bahujan Samaj Party Ambedkar), Prakash Chand Jassal (Republican Party of India (A),Baljinder Sodhi (Nationalist Justice Party),Ramesh Lal (Bahujan Mukti Party) and independents including Mr. Upkar Singh, Amrish Kumar, Swami Nitiya Anand, Sukhdev Singh, Kashmir Singh and Neetu were left in fray.
After the completion of the nomination process for the Lok Sabha elections, the scrutiny of the papers filed by the candidates was held here at the courtroom of the Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer in the presence of the General Election Observer and the representatives of the candidates. During the scrutiny the Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer Varinder Kumar Sharma and other officers checked the papers submitted by the candidates, in the presence of the General Election Observer for Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat I Samuel Anand Kumar and the representatives of candidates.
Meanwhile, Sharma said that the date of withdrawal of candidature was May 2. He also said that polling for the Lok Sabha elections would be held on May 19 and counting would take place on May 23.