76-year-old farmer files nomination as independent

A 76-year-old farmer from Chak Des Raj village, who has been into organic farming since 1998, has filed his nomination papers for the upcoming Lok Sabha poll. He is an Independent candidate, who will fight the elections on environmental issues which probably no one else has taken into consideration yet.

He is among those handful of people who had adopted organic farming in late 1990s in the true sense.

Upkar Singh, the farmer, has shown guts as an Independent to contest against Congress candidate Santokh Singh Chaudhary, SAD candidate Charanjit Singh Atwal and AAP candidate Justice Jora Singh in Jalandhar.