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SAD(B) FILES PETITION IN HIGH COURT REGARDING ‘ARBITARY’ REJECTION OF AKALI NOMINATIONS IN CIVIC POLLS

The Hush Post: The Shiromani Akali Dal has submitted a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding the recently held Municipal Corporation elections. The petition said that the nominations of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) candidates were arbitrarily rejected. As a result, the notices have been sent to the state election commission and the state government by the HC following the Akali Dal petition.

In the recently held civic polls, Congress saw a clean sweep in the Civic polls in the three major Punjab cities of Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala. Even as the Congress swept the polls, there was violence in Patiala and repolls were ordered which are taking place today in Ward No. 37 in Patiala. The opposition parties including Akali Dal-BJP combine and AAP had said that the polls were marred with violence and high handedness of the police and district administration which favoured the ruling Congress party.

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