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Jindal throws weight behind Nirmal in K’shetra

April 25, 2019 06:21 AM


Neeraj Mohan
Jindal throws weight behind Nirmal in K’shetra
KARNAL: He is not contesting elections this time, but that does not stop Naveen Jindal, an industrialist and Congress’ two-time MP from Kurukshetra, from visiting villages of the constituency to seek votes for party candidate Nirmal Singh.

Ex-MP Naveen Jindal has covered at least 10 villages of Ladwa, Shahbad and Thanesar.
Jindal has been for the past two days campaigning actively for Nirmal and covered at least ten villages of Ladwa, Shahbad and Thanesar assembly segments.

The former MP, who backed out at the last minute for reasons known best to him, had been trying to convince the party to import Nirmal from Ambala.

Though Jindal, who had lost the last elections with a huge margin, did not reveal why he opted out during his meetings with party workers, he said there was no difference between him Nirmal Singh and they would work together for Kurukshetra.

“My elder brother Nirmal is more capable than me,” he said while addressing a workers’ meeting at Gaushala Bazaar in Thanesar.

Following a roadshow of Congress president Rahul Gandhi last month, the party had declared its candidate for Kuruksehtra on April 21, almost 15 days after the BJP had fielded its minister of state Nayab Saini, who has already completed one round of his campaign.

“We have very limited time and resources for the campaign and I request you all to come out in large numbers to vote on May 12,” Jindal said.

Meanwhile, his team has taken to social media to spruce up the campaign and is actively uploading photographs and videos of this meetings.


Nomination papers of five candidates for Kurukshetra Lok Sabha seat were on Wednesday rejected by the returning officer after the scrutiny. Two of them were covering candidates of Congress’ Nirmal Singh and INLD’s Arjun Chautala , whereas three were independent.

Kurukshetra returning officer SS Phulia said now, 25 candidates, including 12 independents were left in the fray after the scrutiny. Similarly, 10 nominations were rejected in Karnal

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