2017 Assembly elections: Jalandhar SSP ‘quits’, sparks poll speculation

Sandhu is the son of former SAD minister Bibi Satwant Kaur Sandhu, who won from the same seat for four times since 1977.

Written by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar | Published:October 14, 2016 9:00 am

After Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jalandhar (Rural) Harmohan Singh Sandhu resigned recently, there has been speculation that he may contest the 2017 Assembly elections from Chamkaur Sahib assembly segment (reserved) in Roopnagar district of Punjab on SAD ticket. Sandhu is now serving a three-month notice period till December 31.

Sandhu, however, denied that he was planning to contest polls. SSP Kapurthala Rajinder Singh has been given the charge of SSP Jalandhar (Rural).

Sandhu is the son of former SAD minister Bibi Satwant Kaur Sandhu, who won from the same seat for four times since 1977. But she lost to Congress candidate Charanjit Singh Channi, who is CLP leader now, in 2007. Sandhu’s sister in-law, Jagmit Kaur Sandhu, was given ticket in 2012 against Channi, but she also lost to him. Jagmit Kaur was recently appointed RTS Commissioner.