Chandigarh: The Election Commission has announced the date for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha by-election. Polling will be held on May 10 and counting will take place on May 13. Congress MP from Jalandhar Santokh Singh Chaudhary (76) had died of a heart attack during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Phillaur, Punjab on January 14, leaving the seat vacant.
Meanwhile, the authorities have transferred the SSP of Jalandhar Rural and other top police officers of the district to expedite action against pro-Khalistan activist Amritpal Singh. The government has replaced Jalandhar Rural SSP Swarandeep Singh with Mukhwinder Singh.
Six of the nine police officers have been transferred out of Jalandhar. It is worth mentioning that Amritpal Singh had escaped from Jalandhar Rural area.