Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022 | Last Update : 05:39 AM IST

  India   Politics  15 Jan 2017  Punjab: AAP fields ex-SAD leader from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat

Punjab: AAP fields ex-SAD leader from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat

PTI
Published : Jan 15, 2017, 7:33 pm IST
Updated : Jan 15, 2017, 7:53 pm IST

Upkar Singh Sandhu will contest the Lok Sabha by poll that will be held on February 4 on an AAP ticket.

Former Akali leader Upkar Singh Sandhu. (Photo: YouTube)
 Former Akali leader Upkar Singh Sandhu. (Photo: YouTube)

Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) fielded former Akali leader Upkar Singh Sandhu as its candidate for February 4 Amritsar Lok Sabha bypoll on Sunday.

Sandhu (63) is a former Amritsar district president of Shiromani Akali Dal.

He is also the former Chairman of Punjab Energy Development Agency, a party release issued here said.

Sandhu had resigned from SAD in protest against the sacrilege incidents in the state and alleged failure of the state government in nabbing the culprits behind these incidents.

BJP has fielded Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina while Congress has given ticket to Gurjit Singh Aujla from Amritsar.

The by-election to Amritsar Lok Sabha seat will be held on February 4, along with assembly polls in the state.

It was necessitated following the resignation of Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat on November 23 last year in protest against the "injustice" meted out to the people of Punjab following the November 10 Supreme Court verdict on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water-sharing agreement, which he and other state Congress leaders have been opposing.

Tags: aap, bypolls
Location: India, Chandigarh, Chandigarh