6 candidates file nominations for Lok Sabha polls

Chandigarh/April 2:
Six candidates, one from CPI (M) and five independents filed their nominations from six out of 13 constituencies in Punjab on the inaugural day of filing nominations in the state.
Punjab’s Additional CEO Supreet Singh Gulati said that CPI (M) candidate Balbir Singh has filed two sets of nominations and Raghunath Singh as his covering candidate from Anandpur Sahib Parliamentary constituency. “Besides this, Badal Singh, an Independent candidate has filed nomination from Faridkot, Manpreet Singh, an Independent candidate from Bathinda, Manoj Kumar, an Independent candidate from Sangrur, Rajinder Singh Pawar, an Independent candidate from Patiala and Democratic Bhartiya Samaj candidate Sukhchain Chand from Khadoor Sahib filed their nominations on the first day of nominations,” Gulati said.
He said that the Election Commission of India today issued notice to Shiromani Akali Dal for organizing conference at Sri Anandpur Sahib on the occasion of Hola Mohalla despite denial of permission by ECI.
Gulati said that in a notice sent to Daljeet Singh Cheema, Secretary Shiromani Akali Dal, ECI sought comments from SAD that why it organized a political rally at Sri Anandpur Sahib when permission to hold the same was denied by Election Commission of India.
Gulati said that in order to facilitate political parties and candidates for certification of advertisement of political nature on electronic media, the commission in relaxation of para 10 has decided that apart from adopting existing procedure the political parties/candidates may follow the alternative procedures by first submitting the transcript of the proposed advertisements for certification and once the transcript was approved/vetted by the commission the party/candidate would submit the final product in electronic form another time for final certification.