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Posted at: Dec 6, 2017, 1:55 AM; last updated: Dec 6, 2017, 1:55 AM (IST)

Protests mark ticket allocation

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, December 5

It was a noisy morning for Congress MLA Rajinder Beri who witnessed strong protest by his party workers outside his office on early morning. Party worker Manjit Singh Simran leading the protest alleged that despite working hard for many years in the area, he was not given ticket by the party. Though Beri asked him to not lose hope, the party later given ticket to Rekha Chaba.

Congress MLA from Jalandhar West too faced the music later in the evening after area residents from ward number 43, 45 and 78 gathered outside his house and shouted slogans against him for not granting tickets to potential candidates. Accusing him of playing friendly match with former Senior deputy mayor Kamaljit Bhatia and many others, the party workers claimed that Congress is going to lose in majority of the wards coming under west constituency.

The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) too announced its remaining list of candidates that included Himanshu Sharma from ward number 52, Ritu Bhandari from ward number 53, Mukesh Puri from from ward number 54, Ashwini Kumar Goldy form ward number 58, Krishan Kocchar Minta from ward number 60, Kanwaljeet Singh from ward number 64, Rupali Bhagat from ward number 69 and Seema rani Maggo fom ward number 71.

A controversy has erupted over the voting list of ward number 22 and 32 which was reportedly found to be identical. The matter was highlighted to the district administration by the ward candidates.

The Congress today brought former BJP Councillor Sunanda Malhotra into its fold and fielded her against Former Senior Deputy mayor Kamaljit Bhatia’s wife Jaspal kaur. Though Sunanda wanted to contest the elections independently but Congress wanted a leader who can give a worthy competition to Jaspal kaur Bhatia. Following this, Malhotra was contacted and was made to join the party.


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