23 candidates in fray after scrutiny of nominations

After the scrutinising nominations, 23 candidates' nominations were announced valid for the Lok Sabha elections, on Thursday.

The scrutiny process to inspect the nominations was held at the office of the deputy commissioner.

A total of 26 candidates and four covering candidates had filed nominations of which seven nominations, including four from covering candidates, were rejected.

The nominated candidates of recognised national and state political parties are Sukhwinder Singh Sekhon (Communist Party of India-Marxist), Navjot Singh Mandair (Bahujan Samaj Party), Manpreet Singh Ayali (Shiromani Akali Dal) and Ravneet Singh Bittu (Indian National Congress).

The nominated candidates of registered unrecognised political parties are Akshaybar Nath Mistra (Janta Dal-United), Harvinder Singh Phoolka (Aam Aadmi Party), Hari Ram Sahni (All India Forward Bloc), Kishan Kumar Sharma (J&K National Panthers Party), Darshan Singh (Shiv Sena), Mohd Naseem Ansari (New All India Congress Party), Bittu (Republic Party of India-A) and Mohammad Mansood Ansari (Bahujan Mukti Party).

The nominated independent candidates are Simerjit Singh, Simarjit Singh Bains, Kulwinder Pal Singh, Gurdeep Singh Kahlon, Jaswinder Singh Bains, Jai Parkash Jain, Tarsem Singh, Navpreet Singh Bedi, Balwinder Singh, Raj Kumar Atwal and Rajiv Kumar Kalra.

Deputy commissioner Rajat Agarwal said the nominations of Rajinder Singh (independent), Premjit Kaur (who declared herself a SAD candidate), Manjit Singh Mahal (All India Trinamool Congress), Jasvir Kaur Mander (Bahujan Samaj Party), Harbir Singh (SAD), Gurkirat Singh (Indian National Congress) and Amarjit Mattu (CPM) were cancelled.

A total of 44 nominations were received. Some candidates had filed multiple nominations as one candidate could file four nominations.

 

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