Jalandhar: Voting is underway for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha by-election. The pace of voting is very slow. Till 11 am, only 17.46% voting was recorded. Polling will continue till 6 pm.
Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress workers clashed in Rupewala village of Shahkot. Congress MLA from Shahkot Hardev Singh Ladi Sherowalia alleged that AAP MLA from Baba Bakala Dalveer Singh Tong was roaming in Jalandhar. According to the Election Commission rules, outsiders cannot come to Jalandhar on the day of voting. Despite this, MLAs are influencing voters here.
On the other hand, AAP leaders alleged that Congress workers attacked them and they forcibly locked MLA Tong in a room.
On receiving the information, the police reached the spot and took the MLA out and now they took him to the police station.
Congress MLA sought legal action against AAP MLA and workers outside from Jalandhar for violating election commission rules.
Meanwhile, a total of 1,972 polling stations have been set up in this Lok Sabha constituency with nine assembly constituencies and over 16 lakh voters of the district will elect a new MP.
Jalandhar MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary died of a heart attack in January this year during Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo visit. After which a by-election is being held here. The counting of votes will take place on May 13.