AAP legislator in Punjab held for ballot violation
CHANDIGARH: Ruling AAP legislator Dalbir Singh Tong in Punjab was arrested on Wednesday for violating mannequin code through the polling for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha constituency bypoll, however later launched on bail.
Chief Electoral Officer Sibin C. advised the media that Tong, the legislator of Baba Bakala, was arrested.
He stated on receiving images of outsiders current close to polling cubicles, the police have been instructed to conduct checks and make public bulletins to ask non-voters to depart the constituency instantly.
As per the Election Fee, the presence of outsiders and political leaders is banned within the poll-bound areas after campaigning ends.
The polling for the reserved seat in Jalandhar is witnessing a four-cornered fierce contest within the Dalit-dominated Doaba area, historically a Congress bastion.
The bypoll was necessitated with the demise of Congress MP Santokh Chaudhary on account of a coronary heart assault whereas participating within the Punjab leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra of get together chief Rahul Gandhi in January.