21 candidates file nomination papers in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Twenty one candidates including Aam Aadmi Party spokesman Sukhpal Singh Khera today filed their nomination papers for the February four Assembly polls in Punjab.

The total number of candidates who have filed their nomination papers has risen to 51 on the third day of filing of papers today for the polls, an election office spokesman said here.

Khera, a former Congressman, filed his papers from his traditional seat Bholath, while Doda entered into poll arena as Independent from Abohar seat.

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Darshan Singh filed his papers from Gill (reserve) seat, while his party colleague Joginder Singh Jindu filed his papers for Ferozepur rural (reserve) seat.

Among others who filed their nomination papers included Tarseem Singh (BSP) from Amritsar east seat, Rajesh Garg of Apna Punjab Party (APP) from Muktsar, Kulbir Singh (Cong) from Zira and Jasbir Singh (BSP) from Sardoolgarh seat. (AGENCIES)