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Swaran Salaria may contest as Independent

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Gurdaspur, April 07, 2014
First Published: 08:20 IST(7/4/2014) | Last Updated: 08:21 IST(7/4/2014)

Political circles are quite rife with rumours that BJP’s national executive member Swaran Salaria, who has been denied party ticket from the Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency for the ensuing general elections, is contesting the election as an Independent from Gurdaspur.


When contacted on phone in Mumbai on Sunday, Salaria told Hindustan Times that he has not made his mind about contesting the election yet. “Anything can happen. I have not decided over it yet. But it would be made clear in two-three days,” said Salaria. Commenting on the party’s decision to prefer three-time Gurdaspur MP Vinod Khanna over him from Gurdaspur, Salaria said that the party might be correct in taking the said decision.

He, however, expressed that as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, he had spent the past five years in serving the Gurdaspur constituency and its people, and “had expected to get the ticket”. Salaria, a Mumbai-based business tycoon, hails from Chauhana village in Gurdaspur.

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