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Political activities to pick up pace

BJP’s Angural to file papers today; AAP to hold workers’ meet

Political activities to pick up pace

Inderjit Singh from the Loktantrik Lok Rajyam Party file papers for the Jalandhar West bypoll on Wednesday. Tribune photo



Tribune News Service

Aparna Banerji

Jalandhar, June 19

Campaigning for the Jalandhar West bypoll is set to pick up pace from tomorrow onwards.

BJP candidate Sheetal Angural will file his nomination papers tomorrow. He is expected to be accompanied by Punjab BJP’s blue-eyed boy and Union Minister of State for Railways and Food Processing Ravneet Bittu and State Co-Incharge Narinder Singh Raina.

Independent candidates Vishal file papers for the Jalandhar West bypoll on Wednesday. Tribune photo

The AAP will also hold a meeting of workers tomorrow. It will be convened by AAP National General Secretary Sandeep Pathak.

Political activities in the Jalandhar West constituency remained nearly dormant so far. Though the last date for filing nomination papers was June 21, none of the candidates from the mainstream parties filed their papers yet.

Vishal and Raj Kumar file papers for the Jalandhar West bypoll on Wednesday. Tribune photo

BJP candidate Sheetal Angural will hold a roadshow before filing his nominations. AAP candidate Mahinder Bhagat will file his papers on June 21.

AAP National General Secretary Sandeep Pathak will hold a meeting with around 200 party workers and volunteers from across the state tomorrow. AAP volunteers, key functionaries and MLAs will be present during the meeting.

Three file papers

Meanwhile, three candidates filed their nomination papers for the Jalandhar West bypoll on Wednesday. District Election Officer Himanshu Aggarwal said Independent candidates Raj Kumar and Vishal and Inderjit Singh from the Loktantrik Lok Rajyam Party filed their papers.

June 21 last date to file papers

District Election Officer Himanshu Aggarwal said the last date for filing papers was June 21. Scrutiny of papers would be held on June 24. Candidates could withdraw their papers on June 26. Voting will be done place on July 10 and the results will be announced on July 13.

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