Jalandhar: Jolt for Congress ahead of bypoll : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Jalandhar: Jolt for Congress ahead of bypoll

Former councillor Onkar Tikka leaves party, joins AAP

Jalandhar: Jolt for Congress ahead of bypoll

Onkar Tikka joins the AAP in the presence of Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann in Jalandhar on Monday. Tribune photo



Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 24

In another jolt for the Congress ahead of the Jalandhar West bypoll, its active former councillor Onkar Tikka left the party and joined the AAP.

MP Charanjit Singh Channi had recently met Tikka and discussed various strategies.

“The only reason to shift to AAP is that party candidate Mohinder Bhagat is my relative. My daughter is married in his family,” he said.

Onkar said he had no complaints with the Congress. “Whatever I am today, I am because of the Congress. But, I had to change the party. I am hopeful that the AAP will ensure jobs for youngsters in Punjab,” he said. Onkar became councillor for the first time in 2017. He always remained vocal against his own Mayor too.

Onkar (65) is a multi-talented personality. He has been running his furniture business. Earlier, he was a government employee. During his service, he took leave and went to Mumbai in 1996 to try his luck in Bollywood. He also acted in some serials and a few movies too, but returned to join his job. After retirement, he decided to join politics.

Papers of 16 candidates found valid after scrutiny

Jalandhar: Nomination papers of 16 candidates Jalandhar West Assembly bypoll were found valid after the scrutiny here on Monday. District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Himanshu Aggarwal said a total of 23 candidates filed nomination papers. Papers of seven candidates were rejected during scrutiny. He said papers of Raj Kumar, Inderjeet Singh, Vishal, Ajay Kumar Bhagat, Neetu, Ajay, Varun Kaler, Amit Kumar, Aarti and Deepak Bhagat, all independent candidates and BJP’s Sheetal Angural, SAD (Amritsar’s) Sarabjit Singh, BSP’s Binder Kumar, AAP’s Mahinder Bhagat, INC’s Surinder Kaur and SAD’s Surjeet Kaur were found valid. TNS

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.

#Charanjit Channi #Congress


Top News

All-party meet convened by government ahead of Parliament session gets under way

In all-party meet, Congress seeks Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker's post for Opposition, raises NEET issue

Party leader Gaurav Gogoi says the opposition should be allo...

Bangladesh’s top court scales back government jobs quota after deadly unrest killed scores

Bangladesh's top court scales back government jobs quota after deadly unrest killed scores Bangladesh's top court scales back government jobs quota after deadly unrest killed scores

Ruling on an appeal, the Supreme Court orders that the veter...

Following violent protests, India suspends train service with Bangladesh

Following violent protests, India suspends train service to Bangladesh

More than 100 agitators have died in Bangladesh in firing by...

Internet, SMS suspended for 24 hours in Haryana's Nuh ahead of Braj Mandal Yatra

Internet, SMS suspended for 24 hours in Haryana's Nuh ahead of Braj Mandal Yatra

Internet service in the district will remain suspended from ...

Elderly population in India expected to double by 2050: United Nations Population Fund India chief

Elderly population in India expected to double by 2050: United Nations Population Fund India chief

Says that with India projected to be 50 per cent urban by 20...


Cities

View All