Punjab Elections: From Channi and Sidhu to jailed Sukhpal Khaira; Where will the big faces of Congress fight elections?

New Delhi. The Congress on Friday released its first list of 86 candidates for the Punjab Assembly elections, which included the names of several senior leaders including Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, party’s state president Navjot Singh Sidhu, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa and OP Soni. According to the list of candidates released by the party, Chief Minister Channi will once again contest from Chamkaur Sahib.

Sidhu will contest from his current seat Amritsar East, Randhawa from his current seat Dera Baba Nanak and Soni will also contest from his current constituency Amritsar Central. Former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president and Rajya Sabha member Pratap Singh Bajwa will contest from Kadian. Malvika Sood, who recently joined Congress, will be the party’s candidate from Moga. She is the sister of actor Sonu Sood.

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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi will once again contest from Chamkaur Sahib seat.
Party’s state president Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest from his current seat Amritsar East.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has been given ticket from Dera Baba Nanak.
Punjab Health Minister Om Prakash Soni has got ticket from Amritsar Central.
Former President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and Rajya Sabha member Pratap Singh Bajwa will contest from Kadian.
Sonu Sood’s sister Malvika Sood has got the ticket from Moga and the ticket of the sitting MLA has been cut.
Former Punjab Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhathal has been given ticket from Lehra assembly.
Jailed Sukhpal Singh Khaira has got ticket from Bhulat assembly seat.
Sidhu Singh Musewala will contest from Mansa, while the sitting MLA here has been ignored.
Former Punjab Congress president has been contesting from Abohar, but this time his nephew Sandeep Jakhar has got the ticket.
Aam Aadmi’s sitting MLA Ruby, who had joined Congress a few days back, has got a ticket from Malout.
Mohit Mohindera was given ticket from Patiala (Rural) and his son got ticket in place of his father, Cabinet Minister Brahma Mohindera.

It is worth noting that polling for all the 117 assembly seats in Punjab is to be held on February 14, while the counting of votes will be held on March 10.

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