Punjab Assembly Elections: The Congress on Saturday released the first list of 86 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab. The ruling party has fielded Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi from Chamkaur Sahib, while state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest from Amritsar East.
Pratap Singh Bajwa will contest from Kadian and singer Sidhu Moosewala from Mansa. Actor Sonu Sood’s sister Malvika Sood, who recently joined Congress, will contest from Moga.
Congress has fielded Punjab Deputy CM Sukhjinder Randhawa from Dera Baba Nanak and Om Prakash Soni from Amritsar Central.
Polling in Punjab is to be held in one phase on February 14. Former PCC president and head of the campaign committee Sunil Jakhar will not contest the election and his nephew Sandeep Jakhar will instead contest from the Abohar assembly seat.
Similarly, Punjab minister Brahm Mohindra will not contest the election and will be replaced by his son Mohit Mohindra from Patiala Rural Assembly seat.
Other ministers of Punjab include Manpreet Singh Badal from Bathinda Urban, Vijay Inder Singla from Sangrur, Razia Sultana from Malerkotla, Gurkeerat Singh from Kotli Khanna, Rana Gurjit Singh from Kapurthala, Tript Rajinder Bajwa from Fatehgarh Churian, Amarinder Singh Raja from Gidderbaha Waring, Jalandhar. Pargat Singh and Randeep Singh will contest from Nabha Amloh from Cantt.
Sangat Singh Gilzian has been fielded from Urmar, Rajkumar Verka from Amritsar West-SC, Sukhbinder Sarkaria from Rajsansi, Bharat Bhushan Ashu from Ludhiana West. Former Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has been fielded from Lahargaga.
first published:Jan. 15, 2022, 3:20 p.m.