Gurdaspur, September 23: Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar submitted nomination papers for the Gurdaspur byelection here today, even as over 50 sitting and former MLAs and MPs attended the party rally that was addressed by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and others.Addressing the rally, Capt Amarinder claimed that BJP candidate Swaran Salaria had approached him for the Congress ticket a month ago.
“If Salaria could not properly run the Chintpurni Medical College at Pathankot, how does he expect to run the affairs of a big constituency such as Gurdaspur? So, I told him to come better prepared next time,” quipped Capt Amarinder.
The CM further said: “I told Salaria that I have a better candidate in mind, following which he turned his attention to Delhi-based BJP leaders. The BJP suits a rich man like him as there are reports that money changed hands before his selection as the candidate.
”Jakhar said he was a great fan of Bollywood star and former MP Vinod Khanna, adding that he was relieved when the latter’s wife, Kavita Khanna, was not nominated by the BJP.“I am happy that Salaria got the ticket because he will prove to be an also-ran,” the PPCC chief said.
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