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    Amritpal Singh to Contest Lok Sabha Elections from Khadoor Sahib as Independent

    Amritpal Singh, a well-known Sikh preacher and the chief of ‘Waris Punjab De’, will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate. Currently, authorities are holding him under the National Security Act (NSA) in Assam’s Dibrugarh jail. His mother, Balwinder Kaur, announced his candidacy from Khadoor Sahib in Punjab.

    Community Support and Political Aspirations

    The decision emerges amid growing support from his community. Balwinder Kaur stated that local demands influenced this political move. The campaign aims to focus on key issues such as releasing Sikh prisoners, addressing alleged government oppression, and promoting Sikh doctrines.

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    Legal Perspectives on Candidacy

    Despite Amritpal’s detention, legal experts confirm his eligibility to contest. Human rights lawyer Navkiran Singh mentioned that preventive detention does not disqualify a candidate unless a court has convicted and sentenced him to a minimum of two years. Former Punjab advocate general Vinod Ghai also noted that detainees can retain their voting rights, setting a legal precedent for Amritpal’s participation.

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    Challenges and Family Involvement

    Amritpal’s family continues to advocate for his transfer to Punjab. His recent visitors, father Tarsem Singh and uncle Sukhchain Singh, had difficulties discussing his political ambitions due to strict jail conditions. They plan to address these issues with local authorities.

    Electoral Impact

    Amritpal Singh’s entry into politics is poised to become a focal point in Punjab’s political landscape. His controversial background and the sensitive nature of his platform are likely to attract significant attention as the elections approach.

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    Stay updated with Peddler Media for more insights into this developing story.


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