Liquor baron Shiv Lal Doda files nomination papers

Twenty one candidates including Aam Aadmi Party spokesman Sukhpal Singh Khera today filed their nomination papers for the February four Assembly polls in Punjab.The total number of candidates who have filed their nomination papers has risen to 51 on the third day of filing of papers today for the polls, an election office spokesman said here.

Shiv Lal Doda, who is facing murder charges is at present lodged in Fazilka sub jail in connection with the last year murder of a dalit youth Bhim Tank also filed his nomination as an Independent candidate.Liquor baron Shiv Lal Doda, accused in the murder of a Dalit man, will contest the assembly election from Abohar segment again as an independent candidate from inside the jail. Doda, who finished second to Congress leader Sunil Jakhar in 2012, was permitted by a Fazilka district court to be taken out of the jail by police on Friday to file his nomination for the February 4 polls.His poll plans gained limelight last week after a raid by officials unveiled his illegal meeting with a group of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers and others inside the Fazilka sub-jail.
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