All set to contest Punjab polls on Congress ticket, Moga Deputy Commissioner Kuldeep Singh Vaid has submitted his resignation to Punjab Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal. Promoted as IAS, the PCS officer is expected to get the ticket from a reserved constituency in Ludhiana. If sources are to be believed, then he may be fielded from Jagraon, Payal or Gill.
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However, before leaving his civil servant job, the bureaucrat for the last time probably shared the stage with SAD president and deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday.
Vaid as per protocol to be followed by the Deputy Commissioner, escorted Sukhbir on his Moga tour Tuesday. The Deputy CM inspected the venue of party’s scheduled rally on December 8 at Kili Chahlan village. Later, he addressed workers at Baghapurana and Nihal Singh Wala.
Vaid belongs to a political family and his uncle Buta Singh is a senior Congress leader.
Sources also confirmed that Vaid has clearly denied to contest polls from Raikot constituency from where his cousin Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal, son of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal would be contesting on a Akali ticket.
With the first list of Congress candidates expected to be out on December 3, Vaid would be leaving office of Deputy Commissioner Moga on November 30.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Vaid confirmed that he has submitted his resignation. “Yes, I have resigned as a civil servant and November 30 would be my last day as Deputy Commissioner Moga,” he said. Asked about his candidature from Congress, he said, “I would not like to comment on it as of now.”
Vaid has served on various posts in Ludhiana administration and Municipal Corporations and hails from Ludhiana. He was also additional chief administrator (ACA) of Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA).