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Punjab Speaker accepts Phoolka's resignation

Chandigarh, Aug 9 : Punjab assembly Speaker Rana K.P. Singh on Friday accepted resignation of former AAP legislator H.S. Phoolka.

Phoolka, who resigned from the Aam Aadmi Party and as a legislator last year, asked the Speaker to accept his resignation or he would be "constrained to approach the Supreme Court".

The acceptance of resignation would pave the way for by-elections to three Assembly seats -- Phagwara, Dakha and Jalalabad.

Phagwara and Jalalabad by-elections are necessitated with the election of Akali Dal Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union minister Som Parkash to the Lok Sabha.

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Punjab Speaker accepts Phoolka's resignation


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