Assam: Amritpal Singh's Nomination Accepted for Lok Sabha Election Candidacy

Assam: Amritpal Singh's Nomination Accepted for Lok Sabha Election Candidacy

Amritpal Singh, currently in Dibrugarh jail had submitted his nomination to run for the Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha seat.

GUWAHATI: Amritpal Singh, the leader of Waris Punjab, who is currently in jail, had his nomination to run in the current Lok Sabha elections accepted on Wednesday, as reported by ANI.

Amritpal Singh, currently in Dibrugarh jail in Assam, had previously submitted his nomination to run for the Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha seat in Tarn Taran district, Punjab. Voting in Punjab is set for June 1 in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

In April, there were reports, as per The Indian Express citing his legal counsel that Amritpal Singh, a jailed pro-Khalistani leader, would be contesting in the Lok Sabha elections.

The report quoted Rajdev Singh Khalsa, Singh's legal counsel, as saying that Singh will run as an independent candidate. Khalsa stated, "I am in Dibrugarh today. I met Amritpal Singh. He has confirmed to me that he will contest elections from Khadoor Sahib."

It's worth noting that the pro-Khalistani leader has been held at Dibrugarh jail in Assam since April 2023 under the National Security Act after surrendering to the police.

Earlier in May, Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh filed his nomination from Khadoor Sahib constituency as indipendent candidate. Nomination filed by lawyer and relatives at District Returning Officer’s office.

Amritpal Singh, who is lodged in Dibrugarh jail, filed his nomination as an independent candidate from Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha constituency on Friday.

The nomination was filed by the Waris Punjab De leader’s lawyer, Harjot Singh, his relative Sukhchain Singh and five others on behalf of him at the office of the District Returning Officer in Khadoor Sahib.

Amritpal Singh’s lawyer Rajdev Singh Kalsa confirmed the development and said his uncle Sukhchain Singh came to Dibrugarh Central Jail and taken Amritpal Singh’s signature in the documents.

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