With first list of Congress candidates for Punjab election expected by Friday, all eyes on youth candidates

In the 2017 election, six tickets were given to the youth

With first list of Congress candidates for Punjab election expected by Friday, all eyes on youth candidates

Navjot Singh Sidhu. File photo

Tribune News Service

Rajmeet Singh

Chandigarh, January 13

With the first list of Congress candidates for Punjab election expected by Friday, all eyes are on the youth candidates being given the opportunity to contest.

PPCC president Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has already announced that the youth will get one-and-half times more tickets than what they got earlier and he would honour merit and give respect to the youth, has been batting for a number of youth candidates who have been working in the organisational setup for long. In the 2017 election, six tickets were given to the youth.

Barinder Dhillon, president of Punjab Youth Congress, is the frontrunner from Ropar assembly segment, followed by Amarpreet Singh Lally from Garshankar. Lally is general secretary of the Indian National Youth Congress and a former Punjab Youth Congress president. He was the frontrunner for the Anandpur parliamentary seat in the 2019 general election.

A general secretary in Punjab Youth Congress, Amit Bawa Saini, is seeking a ticket from Dera Bassi, followed by Daman Bajwa from Sunam and Gurjot Dhindsa from Amargarh.

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