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Congmen block traffic after rejection of papers

More than 300 Congress workers led by Khadoor Sahib MLA Ramanjit Singh Sikki blocked the national highway 15 for five hours at Rasulpur village, 5 km from Tarn Taran, on Tuesday after nomination papers of many Congress candidates for panchayat elections were allegedly rejected wrongly.

punjab Updated: Jun 25, 2013 20:52 IST
HT Correspondent

More than 300 Congress workers led by Khadoor Sahib MLA Ramanjit Singh Sikki blocked the national highway 15 for five hours at Rasulpur village, 5 km from Tarn Taran, on Tuesday after nomination papers of many Congress candidates for panchayat elections were allegedly rejected wrongly.


"The returning officers have rejected the valid nominations of Congress candidates despite the fact that their papers were in order. The officials acted at the behest of a senior Akali leader of Khadoor Sahib area," Sikki claimed.

He said that papers of more than 90% party candidates were rejected in villages like Jhander, Sanghe, Dhunda, Goindwal Sahib, Rureasal, Khan Chapri, Bhel Johal and Vallipur etc falling under Khadoor Sahib assembly segment after scrutiny.

After a meeting with the Tarn Taran deputy commissioner, Sikki said that the officer had assured that the rejected nomination papers would be re-checked within 72 hours, and poll symbols allotted to candidates if these were found in order.

The Congress MLA said that he had sent a written complaint to the state election commission on the issue.