February 25, 2015 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Sangrur: Shiromani Akali Dal Amrtisar (Mann) led by former MP S. Simran Jeet Singh Mann has announced to contest Dhuri bypoll. Party leaders, including district presidents, held a meeting at Sangrur on February 23. The meeting was presided over by former MP and party vice president Dhian Singh Mand.
Dhian Singh Mand reportedly informed the meeting about party’s decision to contest Punjab assembly bypoll from Dhuri constituency.
The seat had fell vacant after resignation of Congress MLA Arvind Khanna in January. Arvind Khanna, a close associate of former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, also quit the party and announced that he had left active politics. The bypoll has to be conducted within six months of the seat falling vacant.
Dhian Singh Mand said that names possible party candidates were discussed in the meeting and a list with four names – SGPC member Surjeet Singh Kaalaboola, Sharanjeet Kaur Qilahakima, Bahadur Singh Bhasaur and Karnail Singh Narike was sent to the party high command. He said that the high command would make announcement of party candidate in coming days.
He said that te party has formed a 11 member campaign committee led by SAD (A) district president Harjit Singh to take care of Dhuri bypoll campaigning.
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