Sunday, January 23, 2022
News

Congress releases first list of 86 candidates for Punjab Assembly polls

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Chandigarh (Punjab) | January 15, 2022 4:20:16 PM IST
Congress on Saturday released the first list of candidates on 86 assembly seats of Punjab for the upcoming polls.

As per an official statement, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi will contest from Chamkaur Sahib SC, while the party's state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will be contesting from his current constituency Amritsar East.

The party has fielded Pratap Singh Bajwa to contest from Qadian while singer Sidhu Moosewala, who joined the party recently, has been fielded to contest from Mansa, as per the statement.

Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood's sister Malvika Sood, who joined Congress a few days ago, will contest the election from Moga.

Meanwhile, Punjab will go to the polls on February 14 and the counting of votes will take place on March 10.

In the 2017 Assembly polls in the state, Congress won an absolute majority by winning 77 seats and ousted the SAD-BJP government after 10 years.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) emerged as the second-largest party winning 20 seats in 117-member Punjab Legislative Assembly. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) could only manage to win 15 seats while the BJP secured three seats. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Experts from India, US discuss combating...
SAD demands CBI probe into illegal minin...
Plea in SC says freebies by political pa...
R-Day: 'Abide With Me' hymn dropped from...
Jharkhand reports 1,755 new COVID-19 cas...
Lewd remarks against women: 6 part of Cl...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
ISL: Chennaiyin showed character an... 
'America's Funniest Home Videos' to... 
Cold wave continues to prevail over... 
Congress leaders Praveen Singh, Sup... 
Algeria reports record 2,211 daily ... 
Turkish shelling kills 5 in norther... 
Iran rules out likelihood of "inter... 
Hong Kong reports 26 new Covid-19 c...