Jailed Khalistani Sympathiser Amritpal Singh's Nomination From Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha Seat Accepted

Nomination of Khalistani sympathiser and ‘Waris Punjab De' Chief Amritpal Singh for Lok Sabha election from the Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha seat has been accepted. As per reports, Amritpal was initially reluctant to fight elections, but his mind changed at the instance of the 'sangat' or community.
Amritpal Singh

‘Waris Punjab De' Chief Amritpal Singh

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Khalistani sympathiser and ‘Waris Punjab De' Chief Amritpal Singh's nomination for Lok Sabha election from the Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha seat has been accepted.
Amritpal Singh's nomination was filed at the office of the District Returning Officer, located in Khadoor Sahib on Friday, by the Waris Punjab De chief's lawyer, Harjot Singh, who was companied by his relative Sukhchain Singh and five others on behalf of him.
'Waris Punjab De' outfit is lead by Amritpal Singh. As per reports, Amritpal was initially reluctant to fight elections, but his mind changed at the instance of the 'sangat' or community.
Amritpal Singh's entry has brought the Khadoor Sahib seat, which is known as a 'Panthic' seat, back in the spotlight.
"He did not want to contest. But he said if it (contesting poll) is the decision of the 'sangat' then he would change his decision and bow before the 'sangat'," Tarsem Singh, the father of the radical Sikh preacher, told PTI.
Release Of 'Bandi Singhs' To Be Key Poll Promise Of Amritpal Singh
Amritpal Singh was arrested in April last year and had charges under the stringent National Security Act invoked against him.
The radical preacher is expected to raise the issue of the release of 'Bandi Singhs' or Sikh prisoners who have completed their terms as well as the drug menace in Punjab in his election campaigns.
"The campaigning will be done by the people," he said, adding that they were getting immense support.
"Wherever we are going, people are supporting him. Though the government tried hard to malign him, people are with him," claimed Tarsem Singh.
Activist Paramjit Kaur Khalra To Manage Amritpal Singh's Campaign
Amritpal Singh's campaign will be managed by Paramjit Kaur Khalra, the wife of human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra, his father said.
Paramjit Kaur Khalra had unsuccessfully contested the Khadoor Sahib seat in 2019.
Meanwhile, Amritpal Singh's candidature from the Khadoor Sahib seat has got the support of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) which withdrew its candidate from the constituency.
Amritpal Singh, who is said to have been deeply influenced by slain Khalistani militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, was arrested in Moga's Rode village on April 23 last year following an over a month-long manhunt.
The Khalistan sympathiser had escaped the police net in Jalandhar district on March 18, switching vehicles and changing appearances.
The Punjab Police had launched the crackdown after the February 23 Ajnala incident last year in which Amritpal Singh and his supporters, some of them brandishing swords and guns, broke through barricades and barged into the police station on the outskirts of Amritsar city, and clashed with police for the release of Lovepreet Singh Toofan, one of his aides.
As a result, several cases were filed several criminal cases related to spreading disharmony among classes, attempting to murder, attacking police personnel and creating obstructions in the lawful discharge of duty by public servants were filed against him by the police.
Formed in 2008, the Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha constituency comprises nine assembly constituencies -- Jandiala, Tarn Taran, Khem Karan, Patti, Khadoor Sahib, Baba Bakala, Kapurthala, Sultanpur Lodhi and Zira.
The Shiromani Akali Dal has fielded former MLA Virsa Singh Valtoha while the Aam Aadmi Party has named Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar and the BJP's candidate is Manjit Singh Manna Mianwind from the seat.
The Congress has fielded former MLA Kulbir Singh Zira from this seat.
SAD's Rattan Singh Ajnala won the seat in the 2009 general elections while Akali nominee Ranjit Singh Brahmpura clinched the seat in 2014.
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