Disallowed, nominees protest

Fatehgarh Sahib, February 7

Prominent leaders of Mandi Gobindgarh whose nomination papers were rejected have joined hands to protest the alleged arbitrary attitude of Amloh SDM and Congress MLA Kaka Randeep Singh.

Annoyed over the cancellation of their papers during the scrutiny, 28 Opposition candidates led by senior AAP leader Jagmeet Singh Sahota, who contested as an MLA twice from Amloh and had remained Mandi Gobindgarh MC chief, interacted with people. They narrated the sequence of events leading to the cancellation of their nomination papers in an “arbitrary” manner by Amloh SDM Anand Sagar Sharma allegedly at the behest of the Congress legislator.

Sahota called upon the residents to teach Congress candidates a lesson by voting against the conspirators in all wards.

The AAP leader, who has been a councillor in Mandi Gobindgarh for the past 30 years, said his wife’s and his nomination papers were rejected on flimsy grounds.

Similarly, the papers of SAD leader-cum-former councillor Sukhvinder Singh Bhambri and his wife Rajinder Kumar Titu, along with Balwinder Khatra, Rakesh Pappu Sofat, Tejinder Rehal, Amit Sandal and Paramjit Walia among others, were rejected.

Refuting the allegations of political interference, the SDM said all decisions were taken after getting reports from the MC executive officer as per law. — OC

Disallowed, nominees protest