Punjab polls: Gen JJ too enters Patiala battle

The JJ Singh camp had announced several days ahead that Sukhbir would be present during filing of nomination papers by the General and accordingly there was heavy police presence at the place of Akali congregation.

By: Express News Service | Patiala | Published:January 18, 2017 3:34 am
sad, sad, punjab, shiromani akali dal, punjab elections, punjab elections 2017, punjab polls, General JJ Singh, General JJ Singh punjab sad, indian express, india news Gen J J Singh (retd) files his nomination papers as SAD candidate in Patiala on Tuesday . Express photo

Former Chief of Army Staff, General JJ Singh (retd), Tuesday filed his nomination papers from Patiala Assembly constituency even as the president of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal failed to turn up as promised due to bad weather.

The JJ Singh camp had announced several days ahead that Sukhbir would be present during filing of nomination papers by the General and accordingly there was heavy police presence at the place of Akali congregation at Lakshmi Palace in town. However, Sukhbir could not use the helicopter to travel due to inclement weather and with the need to travel to another part of the state by road, the Deputy CM had to skip the function.

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