04122017-JTR-01.qxd 12/4/2017 12:46 AM Page 1 MONDAY | 4 DECEMBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Run on AIDS Cruelty, chemical-free New innings The Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) organises an event, ‘Run to end AIDS’. P2 We can certainly decrease the chemical load by picking up safe and organic skin care products. P3 Kavita Kaushik is all set to host Star Bharat’s crime TV show Savdhaan India. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 25°C MIN 08°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22°C MIN 8°C | SUNSET MONDAY 5.21 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 7.06 AM SAD releases list of 20 candidates SAD candidates Senior BJP leaders interview tickets aspirants for the MC poll in Jalandhar on Sunday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH JALANDHAR VOTES 2017 WAR OF WARDS Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 3 The district administration finally printed the final list of voters today. This was two days after the nomination process for the municipal polls began in the city. It is pertinent to mention here that every candidate has to submit the voters list of his ward while filing his nomination. Since the district administration could not get the voters list published on time, no one could file nomination in the last two days. According to the BJP's district president Ramesh Sharma, he could only get voters list of 57 wards till Saturday night. "I could only get the list of remaining wards on Sunday," said Sharma, adding that a complaint pertaining to this had been filed with the State Election Commission. Terming the attitude of the Jalandhar district administration lackadaisical towards the conducting of the municipal polls, Sharma added that officials had failed to get printed a map of the new delimitation plan. "Despite asking repeatedly, we could not get a copy of the map of the new delimitation plan. What we got finally was a map with the new plan imposed on the old one which has caused further confusion to the contest- ants," added Sharma. However, refuting the charges, Municipal Commissioner Dr Basant Garg said the MCJ had got copies of the new plan published and anyone could get one by visiting his office. The selected ones The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today released its first list of candidates who would contest the municipal polls. While it has fielded many old players, including two former deputy mayors Arwinder Kaur Oberoi from 51 and Parvesh Tangri from 36, another two ex-councillors, including former senior deputy mayor Kamaljit Singh Bhatia and Jathedar Pritam Singh, had to surrender their seats to their better halves after their wards were reserved for women candi- dates. Now, Jaspal Kaur will contest from ward no 45 and Surjit Kaur will contest from ward number 47. Also, former councilor Balbir Bittu will contest from ward number 8 and Jaspal Kaur Nagra will contest from ward number 79. The new faces included Jaswinder Kaur from ward number 1 whose husband Jarnail Singh Randhawa is known to be close to SAD district President Kulwant Singh Mannan. Also, Ayub Duggal who would contest from ward number 30 is known to be a close aide of SAD's former MLA Sarabjit Singh Makkar and Ranjit Singh Rana who got a seat from ward number 6 is known to be a close aide of Punjab's former Cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia. However, the party has Jalandhar (North) Ward number 1: Jaswinder Kaur w/o Jarnail Singh Randhawa Ward number 4: Paramjit Singh Reru Ward number 5: Baljinder Kaur, w/o Kuldip Singh Lubana Ward number 6: Ranjit Singh Rana Ward number 59: Sneh Lata, w/o Balkishen Bali Ward number 79: Jaspal Kaur Nagra w/o Gurdip Singh Nagra Jalandhar (West) Ward number 35: Pushpa Devi w/o Harpreet Chopra Ward number 36: Parvesh Tangri Ward number 45: Jaspal Kaur Bhatia w/o Kamaljit Singh Bhatia Ward number 47: Surjit Kaur w/o Jathedar Pritam Singh Ward number 72: Balwant Singh Gill Ward number 13: Vandana w/o Rohit Vikky Tulsi Ward number 51: Arwinder Kaur Oberoi Jalandhar Central Ward number 8: Balbir Bittu Ward number 11: Kulwinder Kaur w/o Parminder Singh Barring Jalandhar Cantonment Ward number21: Simranjit Kaur Dhindsa Ward number 23: Parminder Kaur w/o Saudagar Singh Ward number 28: Satinder Singh s/o Tarlochan Singh Ward number 30: Ayub Duggal s/o Hans Raj Duggal Ward number 31: Punmeet Kaur w/o Gagandeep Singh Gaggi held up the selection of the remaining nine wards, including 10, 12, 25, 26 and 27, 29, 44, 62 and 74. Cong facing maximum revolt, over 450 in poll fray While the BJP and SAD have managed to calm down their workers from withholding any protest for not getting the ticket to the municipal polls, the Congress is facing the maximum heat presently. As all four MLAs from the city are from the Congress, their close aides have claimed high stakes in the forthcoming elections. Circus in town While the BJP has only received around 158 nominations, the Congress alone has received over 450 applications till date. Sources revealed that while the party high command had decided the candidates long ago, they were expected to reveal them only on Tuesday, fearing high revolt by the left-out workers. "The BJP too is holding its list waiting for the Congress to open its cards first. Some workers are expected to shuffle across from both parties in near future," said a source. AAP second list out for election Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 3 After a gruelling session which went on late into the night, the Aam Admi Party (AAP) released its second list of 14 candidates for the MC polls today. The list was released by party district president Babbu Neelkanth in the presence of MLA Meet Hayer, Paramjit Singh Sachdeva, Sukhdeep Apra, among others. While the first of 15 candidates of the party released from Jalandhar yesterday primarily featured relatives of the party’s members or the LS poll candidates like Darshan Bhagat, Bal Krishna Bali and Hans Raj Rana, who have been former councillors, as well as volunteers of the party, today’s list features mainly social workers and longtime party activists. Among the prominent declarations made included social worker and former BJP member Dolly Handa who joined the AAP just a couple of days ago. She has been chosen to represent ward number 61. Others on today’s list included advocate and former member of the AAP legal cell advocate Sanjeev Verma. Also a social activist Verma has been chosen for the ward number 56 by the party. Daughter of an RTI activist, Nisha Bhagat has Social workers, old volunteers make the cut Fact file Among the prominent declarations made included social worker and former BJP member Dolly Handa who joined the AAP just a couple of days ago. She has been chosen to represent ward number 61. been chosen to contest from ward number 65. The party’s four-year-old volunteer Durga Dads, a social worker and Anil Handa, a volunteer for the past two years, are also included in the list. The entire list of AAP candidates released today includes Ram Saroop Ward No 22 cantt, Komal Gupta ward no 23 cantt, Harvinder Kaur ward no 11 central, Sanjeev Kumar Verma ward no 56 central, Supreet ward no 33 central, Vijay ward no 78 west, Dolly Handa ward no 61 north, Rajvinder Kaur ward no 80 North, Amanpreet Singh ward no 60 North, Durga Dass ward no 66 North, Anil Kumar ward no 52 North, Sukhchain Singh ward no 44 West, Dr Nisha Bhagat ward no 65 North and Ramandeep Kumar ward no 70 North. The party is expected to release another list of its candidates today. VAT refund pending, rue industrialists Jalandhar, December 3 Many city industrialists are awaiting their VAT refund from the government. Industrialists said they were waiting for their amount to get released. At a recently organised meeting by the Industry Department, many industrialists had shown their concern to officials. They said there was no mention of how their VAT refunds would be back, or how to end Inspector Raj and to improve the already existing units in the new industrial policy. “We have been arranging meetings with MLAs and various officials, but we are not getting our VAT refund which has been lying pending for the past many years.” TNS Artistes show their skills during a show at Amar Circus in Jalandhar on Sunday. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Pedal to keep pollution away, says DC CYCLOTHON 2017 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 3 Men and women, young and old! Residents of Jalandhar today turned out in large numbers with their bicycles to lend their support to the battle cry “Pedal for pollution-free city” as they joined a cyclothon, organised by the Hindustan Petroleum Group to raise awareness and consciousness about the need to promote eco-green atmosphere. The event was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Police Commissioner Praveen Kumar Sinha who also led a cycling expedition in the city. Leading the expedition, Cyclothon 2017, both officials pedalled their cycle, covering a distance of 8 km in the city. The cycling expedition that started from Kesar Petrol Pump near BMC Chowk concluded at Skylark Chowk after passing from Cool Road, Urban Estate Phase II, Income Tax Colony, Geeta Mandir Model Town, Model Town Market, Masand Chowk and Guru Nanak Mission Chowk. Welcoming hundreds of participants at the starting point, the officials administered an oath to the participants for making all-out efforts to make the city clean, green and pollution-free. Felicitating representatives of cycling clubs of the city, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and others at the end point, the officials said the main motive of organising the cycling expedition was to spread the message of clean and pollution-free environment, besides ensuring a healthy life. They said cycling was the best mode of exercise which kept a person fit, both phys- ically and mentally. They also said it was also the cheapest and best mode of transport, which could play a vtal role in saving precious sources of energy. Giving a clarion call to the people to adopt cycle as a mode of transport, both officers said it was in the interest of people as well as that of the nation. Exhorting the people to transform this humble effort into a mass movement, the administration invited the residents of the district to play a proactive role in it. Also, it was announced that the district and the police administration would c m y b organise more and more such events to make the people aware of the issue and to channelise the energy of the youth in a positive manner. Chief regional manager of the HPCL Ravinder Prasad, senior manager Vijay Kansal, sales manager Ashish Verma, Gurmeet Monty Sehgal, spokesman, Petrol Pump Dealers Association Punjab, and manager engineering Nitin Jain thanked city residents for sparing their time for this event. They also expressed gratitude towards the hundreds of cyclists who joined the event. DC Varinder Sharma and Police Commissioner Parveen Sinha, along with Jalandhar residents, participate in “Cyclothon 2017” on Sunday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH
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