AAP workers caught distributing ration, clothes ahead of Jalandhar bypolls, claims Congress’ Charanjit Singh Channi | India News

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CHANDIGARH: Former Punjab chief minsiter Charanjit Singh Channi claimed that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers were caught distributing ration and clothes to lure people in Jalandhar constituency where bypolls are to be held on Wednesday.
“Aam Aadmi Party and chief minsiter Bhagwant Mann, fearing their defeat in Jalandhar, want to win the election by using every means.Today in the constituency, AAP workers were caught distributing ration and clothes to lure people, who left all the goods on the spot and ran away,” Channi said in a post on ‘X’.
“Bhagwant Maan can put all his effort but the people of Jalandhar have made up their minds to break the pride of power,” the former chief minsiter added, sharing a video.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has announced Mohinder Bhagat as the party’s candidate for the by-polls on the Jalandhar West assembly seat while the Congress has announced Surinder Kaur as their party’s candidate from the constituency.
The seat fell vacant after Aam Aadmi Party MLA Sheetal Angural‘s resignation. Angural resigned on March 28. He has been announced as the BJP’s candidate from the same seat.Angural had stepped down as AAP MLA after joining BJP along with former AAP MP Sushil Kumar Rinku in March.
With Angural’s resignation, the number of AAP’s elected MLAs was reduced to 91 from the 92, it won in the 117-member assembly in February 2022-held assembly elections.
Congress candidate and former Punjab chief minsiter Charanjit Singh Channi defeated BJP’s Sushil Kumar Rinku to win the Jalandhar Lok Sabha constituency by a record margin of 1.75 lakh votes in the recently held Lok Sabha elections.
AAP only won 3 out of the 13 seats in Punjab in the Lok Sabha polls, while Congress won seven seats. Shiromani Akali Dal won a lone seat and two seats were won by independent candidates.

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