Over 50,000 cops on duty as Zila Parishad, Panchayat Samiti elections tomorrow
Amid apprehension of violence, over 50,000 Punjab Police cops will be on duty across the state on polling day on Wednesday.
More than 1.27 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise to elect 354 members of 22 zila parishads and 2,900 members of 150 panchayat samitis.
There have been 551 rejections/withdrawals out of 1,439 nominations for zila parishads and 3,879 rejections/withdrawals out of 10,276 nominations for panchayat samitis.
Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal said that his party has managed to come back with a bang after dispelling the “false propaganda on sacrilege incidents spread by the Congress”, through their Pol Khol and Jabar Virodhi rallies.
“However, the elections are being monitored by the Congress government. They have illegally rejected the nomination papers of our candidates, and in cases where they could not do that, our nominees have been forced to withdraw their papers. The State Election Commission’s office is sitting on complaints and refusing to act. But we are giving the Congress a tough fight wherever our candidates are contesting,” he said.