Tuesday, March 28, 2017

DSGMC: Bypoll for Delhi’s Sikh-dominated Rajouri Garden seat on April 9

The by election to the Sikh-dominated Rajouri Garden assembly segment in Delhi will take place on April 9. The seat fell vacant after the Aam Aadmi Party’s Jarnail Singh resigned in January 2017 to contest the Punjab assembly elections opposite Shiromani Akali Dal supremo and then chief minister Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi.
The BJP-Akali combine has fielded Manjinder Singh Sirsa in the bypoll. He is also vying for re-election to the post of general secretary of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC). Sirsa was the coalition’s choice from Rajouri Garden in the Delhi elections in December 2013 as well. Elected to the assembly in those polls, he lost the seat in January 2014 elections, despite polling 45,000 votes as compared to 41,000 in the previous elections.
with thanks : Hindustan Times : LINK

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