Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Bhagwan Dass on Thursday filed his nomination papers for Patiala Assembly bypoll, a senior official said on Thursday.
Punjab Chief Electoral Officer V K Singh said yesterday an independent candidate Rajinder Singh Pawar had filed his nomination papers from Patiala Assembly seat.
However, no nomination paper was filed for Talwandi Sabo seat yet, he said.
Candidates could file their nomination papers before the SDM-cum-Returning Officers concerned
between 11 am to 3 pm till August 2.
Bypolls to Talwandi Sabo and Patiala Assembly seats in Punjab will be held on August 21 while counting would be held on August 25.
Patiala Assembly seat was vacated by Congress leader Amarinder Singh after he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Amritsar, defeating BJP leader Arun Jaitley.
Talwandi Sabo seat fell vacant after sitting Congress MLA Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu deserted the party to join Ruling SAD.