New Delhi: The debutant Aam Admi Party (AAP) yesterday removed its candidate of an East Delhi constituency for the November Delhi assembly elections after it emerged that there were criminal charges against the candidate.
Surendra Sharma, who was initially selected as AAP’s candidate for Shahdara assembly constituency, has been removed by the Political Affairs Committee of the party.
A release by the party said that Sharma did not disclose in his application for selection as party’s candidate, that there were criminal cases, property disputes and FIRs lodged against him.
Team in Kashmir to probe infant deaths
Srinagar: A five-member union Health Ministry team has arrived here to assist investigations into the death of eight infants, allegedly after administration of pentavalent vaccine, officials said yesterday.
The team of paediatricians, headed by Dr N K Arora, arrived on a three- day visit.
Dr Muneer Masoodi of Srinagar’s G B Pant hospital said the team would assist investigations into the death of infants following administration of the vaccine given to protect infants from hepatitis-B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and Hib (haemophilus influenzae type-b).