Amritsar: Cops remain on toes as BJP’s Taranjit Singh Sandhu, SAD’s Anil Joshi file nomination papers : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Amritsar: Cops remain on toes as BJP’s Taranjit Singh Sandhu, SAD’s Anil Joshi file nomination papers

Amritsar: Cops remain on toes as BJP’s Taranjit Singh Sandhu, SAD’s Anil Joshi file nomination papers

Taranjit Singh Sandhu - File photo



Tribune News Service

PK Jaiswar

Amritsar, May 10

Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Electoral Officer and the city police today remained on toes while BJP and SAD candidates for the 18th Lok Sabha elections Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Anil Joshi, respectively, filed their nomination papers today.

Both the candidates held their roadshows for showcasing their strength before filing their nominations. Heavy security was deployed on routes, including Majitha Road and Mall Road, where the two roadshows were held.

Anil Joshi

Hundreds of BJP workers and leaders participated in the roadshow organised by the party before former bureaucrat Taranjit Singh Sandhu filed his nomination papers. Union External Affair Minister S Jaishankar and former Rajya Sabha member Shwait Malik also accompanied Sandhu on the occasion. The roadshow passed from Novelty Chowk to Kitchlew Chowk in which party activists raised slogans in Sandhu and BJP’s favour.

Senior police officials, including Harpal Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic, were present on the route for supervising the security arrangements. However, during the roadshow traffic was stopped on Mall Road leaving the commuters a harried lot.

Unpleasant scenes were witnessed when officials of the municipal corporation started removing banners and posters fixed in clear violation of the model code of conduct on either side of Mall Road. The BJP workers resisted officials’ attempts while the latter removed posters and banners.

Besides BJP’s Sandhu, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Anil Joshi also filed his nomination papers today. He was accompanied by former Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia. Their roadshow commenced from a resort near Khanna Paper Mill and passed through Majitha Road bypass, SSSS Chowk and headed towards Kitchlew Chowk through Mall Road.

Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Police Commissioner, said the police was committed for maintaining law and order in the city. Harpal Singh, ADCP, said proper traffic diversions were made during the roadshows so that no commuter was stuck on road. He said at some points, traffic was halted, but only when roadshows passed through the designated stretch.

About The Author

The Tribune News Service brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune News Service for a wide-ranging coverage of events as they unfold, with perspective and clarity.

#BJP #Lok Sabha #Taranjit Singh Sandhu


Top News

Two soldiers injured in fresh gunfight with terrorists in J&K's Doda

Two soldiers injured in fresh gunfight with terrorists in J-K's Doda

Security forces noticed suspicious movement following which ...

2 STF personnel killed, 4 injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

2 STF personnel killed, 4 injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

Incident took place in Tarrem area of Bijapur district

ED raids Haryana Congress MLARao Dan Singh, others in bank loan fraud case

ED raids Haryana Congress MLA Rao Dan Singh, others in bank loan fraud case

About 15 locations, including those in Mahendragarh, Bahadur...

US cop who laughed after Indian student's death fired

US cop who laughed after Indian student Jaahnavi Kandula's death fired

Jaahnavi Kandula, 23, was struck by a police vehicle driven ...


Cities

View All