Punjab 2017

Amarinder pads up against Badal

Punjab Congress President Capt. Amarinder Singh greets people at state party office in Chandigarh on January 06, 2017.   | Photo Credit: Akhilesh Kumar

Punjab Congress president Capt. Amarinder Singh will be contesting against Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal from Lambi. The Congress on Monday announced party candidates for six more seats for the upcoming Punjab Assembly polls, while changing the nominees in four others.

While the party’s star campaigner, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, will fight from Amritsar East in place of his wife who had earlier been shortlisted for ticket from the constituency, Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu will be contesting against Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal from Jalalabad.

Former hockey player Pargat Singh will be contesting from Jalandhar Cantt, while Jalandhar DCC Rural president Jagbir Singh Brar has been chosen to contest the Nakodar seat. For the Sanaur seat, Harinder Pal Singh (Harry) Mann, former Punjab Information Commissioner, has been given the ticket. The seats for which the party has changed its nominees are Jagraon (ex-MLA Malkiat Singh Dakha in place of Geja Ram), Jalandhar north (Bawa Henry, son of former Punjab Minister Avtar Henry instead of Rajkumar Gupta) and Bholath (Ranjit Singh Rana instead of Guwinder Singh Atwal).

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