New Delhi, January 15
The Congress on Saturday released its first list of 86 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab. Punjab assembly elections are slated in a single phase on February 14 and the results will be out on March 10.
1) CM, entire Cabinet fielded
CM from Chamkaur Sahib, deputy CMs OP Soni (Amritsar Central), Sukhjinder Randhawa from Deraka Baba Nanak, Manpreet Badal from Bathinda; Rana Gurjeet Singh Kapurthala; Trip Rajinder Bajwa from Fatehgarh Churian; Razia Sultana from Malerkotra; Aruna Chaudhary from Dina Nagar reserved segment;
Sukhbinder Sarkaria from Raja Sansi; Sangat Singh Gilzian from Urmar, Vijay Inder Singla from Sangrur, Bharat Bhushan Ashu from Ludhiana West; Randeep Singh Nabha from Amloh; Raj Kumar Verka from Amritsar West, Pargat Singh from Jalandhar Cant, Amarinder Warring from Gidderbaha; Gurkirat Kotli from Khanna.
2) Former CM Rajinder Bhattal from Lehra in Sangrur; former minister Sham Sunder Arora from Hoshiarpur
3) Punjab Congress working presidents Kuljit Nagra (Fatehgarh Sahib), Sukhwinder Danny (Jandiala SC)
4) Former CM Amarinder Singh's close aide Capt Sandeep Sandhu from Dakha
5) Actor Sonu Sood's sister Malavika from Moga; singer Sidhu Moosewala from Mansa
6) Son of minister Brahm Mohindra Mohit from Patiala Rural; nephew of former PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar Sandeep from Abohar
7) Navjot Sidhu's stamp on selections
8)Two MPs managed seats for sons in Congress list. Kamil Amar Singh, son of Fatehgarh Saheb MP Amar Singh fielded from Rajkot SC seat and Vikram Choudhury, son of Jalandhar MP Santokh Choudhary from Phillaur SC
9) From 40 per cent in UP to 10.4 pc in Punjab first list, women candidate numbers fall
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