Chandigarh — Punjab Govt. has asked the candidates of all parties to get their blood immediately tested for security reasons. This step has been taken to provide security guards of the same blood group to the candidates for emergencies.

This is a step along with other measures taken by the Government to provide security to candidates. Earlier the security guards of same blood group as of Harchand Singh Longowal were provided to him and their blood was used immediately after the attack on him.

Government has also provided CRPF and Police Guards to all Candidates contesting elections in various constituencies. Government is also providing bullet proof jackets to these candidates, the source added.

Article extracted from this publication >>  September 20, 1985