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Son Of Indira Gandhi’s Assassin Set To Win Punjab Lok Sabha Seat

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Independent candidate Sarabjeet Singh Khalsa, son of one of the assassins of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, is on course to win Faridkot Lok Sabha seat in Punjab, showed data from the Election Commission.

Son of Beant Singh, one of the two assassins of Indira Gandhi, Sarabjit Singh Khalsa was leading by a margin of over 60,000 votes against his nearest rival and AAP nominee Karamjit Singh Anmol.

Beant Singh and Satwant Singh, who were the bodyguards of the then Prime Minister, killed India Gandhi on October 31, 1984 at her residence.

“It is the ‘sangat’ of Faridkot which approached me to fight the polls,” Khalsa had said earlier.

During campaigning, Khalsa, who is based in Mohali, raised the issue of the 2015 sacrilege incidents in which the Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib was desecrated sparking protests and leading to the death of two anti-sacrilege protesters in Faridkot.

He also raised the issue of ‘Bandi Singhs’ (Sikh prisoners who completed their jail terms).

Issues of drug menace, river water, farmers’ demand for legal guarantee for minimum support price were other issues raised by him. 

He had unsuccessfully fought the 2004 Lok Sabha polls from Bathinda seat on SAD (Amritsar) ticket and had polled 1.13 lakh votes. He had also unsuccessfully contested the 2007 Punjab assembly polls from Bhadaur seat in Barnala.

He again tried his luck in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from Fatehgarh Sahib seat on a BSP ticket but lost.

 Independent candidate Sarabjeet Singh Khalsa, son of one of the assassins of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, is on course to win Faridkot Lok Sabha seat in Punjab, showed data from the Election Commission.    

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