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Posted at: Jan 11, 2017, 5:05 PM; last updated: Jan 11, 2017, 9:25 PM (IST)

AAP cancels Amritsar Central nominee for second time

A former Congress leader, Darbari Lal goes back to his parent party
AAP cancels Amritsar Central nominee for second time
Darbari Lal. Tribune file photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 11

The Aam Admi Party (AAP) on Wednesday cancelled the candidature of its Amritsar (Central) nominee Darbari Lal after serious allegation of corruption surfaced against him, a party statement said.

“After due verification, the party decided to cancel his candidature,” it said.

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Earlier in the day, AAP state convener Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi has said that Lal’s candidature was cancelled due to his “ill health” and the new candidate will be announced shortly.

Lal was admitted to a hospital since last three days and was unable to campaign in the area, Ghuggi said.

It’s a second time within a week that AAP has changed its Amritsar (Central) candidate.

On January 6, the AAP had nominated Darbari Lal, a former Congress leader, replacing Rajinder Kumar with less than 24 hours after it had announced Kumar’s name.

Lal, who is a former Congress leader, reportedly join the Congress party again in New Delhi today.

The AAP has announced candidates for 110 seats while its ally Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) is contesting on the remaining seven seats. — With PTI inputs 

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