BJP to contest Gurdaspur bypoll, fields businessman Swaran Salaria

Published: 27th September 2017 09:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2017 09:02 PM   |  A+A-

File Photo of BJP Flags.

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Wednesday said that the party will contest the high-profile Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll on brand Modi and the achievements of the Central government. 

The party said that the failure of the Captain Amarinder Singh in Punjab would be showcased in the bypoll.

Speaking to reporters in the national capital, the Rajya Sabha MP of the BJP from Punjab Shwet Malik said that the Modi government’s achievements in the form of last year’s surgical strike against terror camps in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), India’s firm stand on the Doklam standoff with China, tackling terrorism in the Kashmir valley would be the key campaign grounds for the party in the polls. 

The BJP has fielded businessman Swaran Salaria from the Gurdaspur constituency, which is going to a bypoll following the demise of the sitting MP Vinod Khanna, who had represented the area for four terms in the Lok Sabha.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp