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In Jind, Surjewala, Chautala file nomination

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

and Digvijay Chautala, a great grandson of former Devi Lal, filed their nomination papers on Thursday for the seat by-election to be held on January 28.

While Surjewala will be the candidate, Chautala will be contesting on the recently floated (JJP). The JJP was floated last month after a split in the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in November.

Surjewala, a former cabinet in Haryana, is now the from Kaithal.

The ruling in has fielded Krishan Middha, the son of former INLD from Jind Hari Chand Middha, who passed away in August last year, making the seat fell vacant.

The INLD, which had won the seat in the October 2014 Assembly elections, has fielded Umed Singh Redu for the by-poll.

All candidates from the major political parties filed their nomination papers on Thursday, which was the last date of filing of nomination papers.

The entire top Congress leadership was present in full strength for Surjewala's nomination. These included former Bhupinder Singh Hooda, former union Minister Selja, senior Kiran Chaudhary, state Congress and others.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 16:32 IST