Jalandhar bypoll: Congress candidate Karamjit Kaur files papers

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Congress candidate for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypollKaramjit Kaur Chaudhary filed her nomination papers on Thursday, accompanied by the entire party leadership in Punjab.

Punjab Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Partap Singh Bajwa, former chief ministers Charanjit Singh Channi and Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and former MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu were among those who accompanied her.

Polling for the Jalandhar parliamentary seat will take place on May 10 and the counting of votes on May 13.

The bypoll has been necessitated following the death of Congress MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary (76) in January. He died after suffering a cardiac arrest during the party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jalandhar’s Phillaur. Karamjit Kaur is his wife.