soni: Majithia, Soni among the 176 to file documents | Chandigarh News

CHANDIGARH/AMRITSAR: Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia and Deputy Chief Minister OP Soni were among 176 election candidates who filed nomination papers in Punjab on Friday.
Majithia filed papers from both Majitha Assembly constituency and Amritsar East, while Soni filed papers from Amritsar Central Assembly constituency.

A total of 126 candidacies had been filed during the first two days of filing for the February 20 assembly elections. It was the third day of the process on Friday. Now, the total number of applications filed in the state has reached 302. The CEO informed that applications can also be filed on January 29. The submission of applications would continue until February 1 and thereafter the examination of applications would take place on February 2. The deadline for withdrawal of candidacy would be February 4.
Harjinder Singh Thekedar, who is running on a Punjab Lok Congress ticket, filed his candidacy in the Amritsar South Assembly constituency.
Will take government services: SSM man papers
The candidate of Farmers Political Front Sanyukt Samaj Morcha (SSM) from Gidderbaha assembly segment, Gurpreet Singh Kotli, prepared a supplementary affidavit when filing the nomination papers. The additional document states that if he is elected, his children will be educated in a public school and if he receives treatment, he and his family will receive it in public hospitals. He put the affidavit in the public domain, saying that if he goes against the affidavit at any time, anyone can sue him. Gurpreet (33), from Kotli Ablu village, accompanied by the head of the SSM and NRI, Dr Swaiman Singh, said the face of public hospitals could change. Dr Swaiman said public money should be spent on public service renovation not individual benefits