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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Jailed Amritpal Singh gets 'mike' as poll symbol

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls for Punjab seats, jailed separatist Amritpal Singh has been allotted the poll symbol of 'mike'. Amritpal is contesting from the Khadoor Sahib seat in Punjab as an Independent candidate.

Written by  Shgun S -- May 20th 2024 09:24 AM
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Jailed Amritpal Singh gets 'mike' as poll symbol

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Jailed Amritpal Singh gets 'mike' as poll symbol

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Ahead of Lok Sabha polls for Punjab seats, jailed separatist Amritpal Singh has been allotted the poll symbol of 'mike'. Amritpal is contesting from the Khadoor Sahib seat in Punjab as an Independent candidate.

He was one of 169 independent candidates out of 328 that received election symbols.


The chief of 'Waris Punjab De' Amritpal is currently lodged in Assam's Dibrugarh jail under the National Security Act.

Sarabjeet Singh Khalsa, an Independent running for the Faridkot (reserve) constituency, has been assigned the electoral symbol 'Ganna Kisan' (sugarcane farmer). Khalsa is the son of Beant Singh, one of the assassins of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Beant Singh and Satwant Singh, Gandhi's bodyguards, assassinated her on October 31, 1984, at her home.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 in Punjab

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sibin C announced on Sunday that 328 candidates running for Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats have been assigned election symbols by district election officers in accordance with Election Commission of India guidelines.

According to the Punjab CEO, 26 candidates, including 14 Independents, are running for Gurdaspur, 18 Independents out of 30 in Amritsar, and 18 Independents out of 27 in Khadoor Sahib.

Eight of the 20 candidates in Jalandhar are Independents and four of the 16 in Hoshiarpur are Independents.

Anandpur Sahib has 13 Independents out of a total of 28 candidates, whereas Ludhiana has 26 Independents out of 43.

In Fatehgarh Sahib, seven of the 14 candidates are independents, while 12 of the 28 candidates in Faridkot are independent.

Ferozepur will be represented by 29 candidates, 17 of whom are independent.

Eight of the 18 candidates in Bathinda are Independents, while nine of the 23 in Sangrur are Independents.

In Patiala, 15 Independents compete against 26 other candidates.

- With inputs from agencies

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