Congress releases 1st listing of 86 candidates for Punjab polls; CM Channi to contest from Chamkaur Sahib | India News

Congress releases 1st listing of 86 candidates for Punjab polls; CM Channi to contest from Chamkaur Sahib | India News


NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday launched its first listing of 86 candidates for the February 14 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 symbolize.
Controversial Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, who joined the Congress someday in the past will contest from Mansa and actor Sonu Sood’s sister Malvika Sood from Moga.
Party’s Rajya Sabha MP Pratap Singh Bajwa will contest from Qadian meeting seat in Gurdaspur, which is represented by Bajwa’s brother Fatehjang Singh Bajwa.
The listing 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.
The first listing has as many as 9 ladies candidates, representing round 10 per cent up to now.
The social gathering has given 40 per cent seats to ladies in Uttar Pradesh, the place it will polls with a give attention to ladies empowerment.
The social gathering has additionally adopted ‘one household, one ticket’ system whereas distributing the social gathering tickets.
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.
Similarly, Punjab minister Brahm Mohindra won’t contest and his son Mohit Mohindra will contest in his place from Patiala rural meeting seat.
All different sitting ministers will contest from their respective constituencies they at present symbolize.
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal will contest from Bathinda Urban, PWD Minister Vijay Inder Singla from Sangrur, water suppy and sanitation minister Razia Sultana from Malerkotla and industries minister Gurkirat Singh Kotli from Khanna.
Other ministers like Rana Gurjit Singh will recontest from his Kapurthala meeting constituency, Tript Rajinder Bajwa from Fatehgarh Churian, Randeep Singh Nabha from Amloh, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring from Gidderbaha and Pargat Singh from Jalandhar Cantt.
Besides, ministers like Sangat Singh Gilzian has been fielded from his Urmar seat, Aruna Chaudhary from Dina Nanagar, Raj Kumar Verka from Amritsar West-SC, Sukhbinder Sarkaria from Rajasansi and Bharat Bhushan Ashu from Ludhiana West.
Former deputy chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has been fielded from Lehra constituency which she had misplaced within the final meeting polls.
Rupinder Kaur ‘Ruby’, who had switched sides from the AAP to Congress, has been fielded by the social gathering from Malout-Sc seat. She was elected from Bathinda Rural within the final election on AAP ticket.
Former Punjab Youth Congress chief Amarpreet Singh Lally has been given the social gathering ticket from Garhshankar.
Jagpal Singh Abulkhurana has been fielded from the Lambi constituency at present represented by Parkash Singh Badal.
The social gathering is but to declare its candidate for the Patiala Urban constituency which was represented by former chief minister Amarinder Singh. The social gathering may even declare its remaining 31 seats for the 117 member meeting quickly.
Punjab meeting elections are slated in a single section on February 14 and the outcomes can be out on March 10.





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