Congress releases first list of candidates, Sidhu to contest from Amritsar East- The New Indian Express

Congress releases first record of candidates, Sidhu to contest from Amritsar East- The New Indian Specific


NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday launched its first record of 86 candidates for the upcoming meeting elections in Punjab, fielding Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi from Chamkaur Sahib and PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu from Amritsar East.

The social gathering has additionally fielded Punjab deputy chief ministers — Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa from Dera Baba Nanak and Om Prakash Soni from Amritsar Central, the seats they already signify. Controversial Punjabi singer Sidhu Mussewala, who joined the Congress someday in the past will contest from Mansa and actor Sonu Sood’s sister Malvika Sood from Moga.

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Occasion’s Rajya Sabha MP Pratap Singh Bajwa will contest from Qadian meeting seat in Gurdaspur. Former PCC president and marketing campaign committee chief Sunil Jakhar won’t contest the meeting polls and his nephew Sandeep Jakhar will contest the Abohar meeting seat as a substitute.

Equally, Punjab minister Brahm Mohindra won’t contest and his son Mohit Mohindra will contest from Patiala rural meeting seat in his place.

Amongst different sitting Punjab ministers, Manpreet Singh Badal will contest from Bathinda City, Vijay Inder Singla from Sangrur, Razia Sultana from Malerkotla, Gurkirat Singh Kotli from Khanna, Rana Gurjit Singh from Kapurthala, Tript Rajinder Bajwa from Fatehgarh Churian, Randeep Singh Nabha from Amloh, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring from Gidderbaha, Pargat Singh from Jalandhar Cantt.

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Different ministers like Sangat Singh Gilzian has been fielded from Urmar, Raj Kumar Verka from Amritsar West-SC, Sukhbinder Sarkaria from Rajasansi, Bharat Bhushan Ashu from Ludhiana West. Former deputy chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has been fielded from Lehragaga.

The record was launched after the social gathering’s central election committee chaired by social gathering chief Sonia Gandhi cleared the names in its assembly held on Thursday. Punjab meeting elections are slated in a single section on February 14 and the outcomes will probably be out on March 10.

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