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SAD wants more forces in 3 districts
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 5
Apprehending violence and electoral malpractices, the Shiromani Akali Dal today urged the Election Commission to deploy additional paramilitary forces in Patiala, Sangrur and Faridkot during the elections on May 10.

An Akali delegation, led by former SGPC President, Kirpal Singh Badungar, said there was “blatant misuse” of government machinery in the state and the recently transferred officials had gone on leave and were working for the Chief Minister.

Demanding legal action against the state Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, the leader of the Akali delegation said “if a case can be registered against PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti for intimidating voters, why it cannot be done against the Punjab Chief Minister who has been creating a fear psychosis through his speeches daily and was also trying to intimidate voters.”

He said “we requested the poll panel to take action at the earliest so that Punjab does not become another Bihar.”

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