Chandigarh- Ruling AAP legislator Dalbir Singh Tong in Punjab was arrested on Wednesday for violating mannequin code in the course of the polling for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha constituency bypoll, however later launched on bail.

Chief Electoral Officer Sibin C. informed the media that Tong, the legislator of Baba Bakala, was arrested.

He mentioned on receiving pictures of outsiders current close to polling cubicles, the police have been instructed to conduct checks and make public bulletins to ask non-voters to go away the constituency instantly.

As per the Election Commission, the presence of outsiders and political leaders is banned within the poll-bound areas after campaigning ends.

The polling for the reserved seat in Jalandhar is witnessing a four-cornered fierce contest within the Dalit-dominated Doaba area, historically a Congress bastion.

The bypoll was necessitated with the dying of Congress MP Santokh Chaudhary as a result of a coronary heart assault whereas participating within the Punjab leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra of get together chief Rahul Gandhi in January.

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