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Punjab Election 2017: Key candidates from Congress, SAD-BJP and AAP that are set to make a difference

Punjab will see 1,145 candidates vying for 117 seats in the state Assembly election that began amid tight security on Saturday. From ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party to Indian National Congress and the latest entrant Aam Aadmi Party, the candidates will test their luck on Saturday as more than 1.98 crore voters turn out to choose their representative in the state Assembly.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has fielded candidates in 94 seats while its ally BJP has nominated candidates in the remaining 23 seats. Congress is contesting alone on all seats. Its alliance partner BJP has fieled 23 candidates in total and features several new faces and dropped some incumbent leaders. Incidentally, the party's candidate list has been in news for all the wrong reasons including several top players not happy with it.

AAP, which is contesting Punjab polls for the first time, has fielded candidates in 112 seats, while its ally Lok Insaf Party, led by Ludhiana-based Bains brothers, has fielded nominees in five seats. AAp candidates include doctors, lawyers and activists with some popular names like Bhagwant Mann, HS Phoolka, Mohan Singh Phallnawala among others.

Congress's list features several  top leaders like Captain Amarinder Singh and Manpreet Singh Badal (who fought from SAD ticket in the last Assembly election) along with some new faces like Navjot Singh Sidhu who have brought a lot of star and firepower to the election for the party looking forward to make a comeback in the state.

Other political outfits in the fray include BSP, former AAP leader Sucha Singh Chhotepur-led Apna Punjab Party, the Left comprising CPI and CPI-M, and SAD-Amritsar.

Indian National Congress

Candidate Constituency
Amarinder Singh Patiala
Amarinder Singh Lambi
Navjot Singh Sidhu Amritsar East
Manpreet Singh Badal Bathinda (Urban)
Bhupinder Sidhu Ludhiana South
Joginder Pal Singh Bhoa (SC)
Amit Vij Pathankot
Harpratap Singh Ajnala Ajnala
Santok Singh Bhalaipur Baba Bakala (SC)
Joginder Singh Mann Phagwara (SC)
Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary Phillaur (SC)
Tejinder Bittu Jalandhar North
Bhupinder Sidhu Ludhiana South
Kamaljit Singh Karwal Atam Nagar
Rakesh Pandey Ludhiana North
Major Singh Bhaini Dakha
Rajwinder Kaur Bhagikay Nihal Singhwala (SC)
Dr. Harlot Karnal Moga
Davinder Gubaya Fazilka
Nathu Ram Balluana (SC)
Bhai Harnirpal Singh Kuku Kotkapura
Pntam Singh Kotbhai Bhucho Mandi
Harrninder Singh Jassi Maur
Deepinder Singh Dhilton Dera Bassi
Rajinder Singh Samana
Navjot Singh Sidhu Amritsar East
Barindollt Singh Pahra Gurdaspur
Sukhpal Singh Bhullar Khom Karan
Gurwindor Singh Atwal Bholath
Ch. Surindor Singh Kartarpur (SC)
Dr. Satnam Singh Kalnth Bang (SC)
Ch. Darshan Lal Mangopur Balachaur
Jagmohan Singh Kang Kharar
Amrik Singh Dhillon Samrala
Amdndor Singh Raja Warring Glddorbaha
Ajaib Singh Bhatti Malout (SC)
Karon Kaur Brar Muktsar
Mohammad Sadique Jaltu (SC)
Harvindor Singh Laddi Bathinda Rural (SC)
Daman Thind Bajwa Sunam
Nirmal Singh NImma Bhadaur (SC)
Surjoot Singh Dhiman Amargarh

Bharatiya Janata Party

Candidate Constituency
Ashwani Kumar Pathankot
Anil Joshi Amritsar North
Rakesh Gill Amritsar West
Tarun Chugh Amritsar Central
Mahinder Pal Bhagat Jalandhar West
Manoranjan Kalia Jalandhar Central
K D Bhandari Jalandhar North
Gurdev Sharma Debi Ludhiana Central
Kamal Chatly Ludhiana West
Parveen Bansal Ludhiana North
Sukhpal Singh Firozpur City
Surjit Kumar Jyani Fazilka
Arun Narang Abohar
Harjit Singh Grewal Rajpura
Tikshan Sud Hoshiarpur
Bishan Dass Dina Nagar

Aam Aadmi Party

Candidate Constituency
Ahbaab Singh Grewal Ludhiana (West)
Mohan Singh Phallinawala Ferozepore (rural)
Girvinder Singh Shampura Fatehgarh Churian
HS Phoolka Dakha
Bhagwant Mann Sangrur
Kultar Singh Sandhwan Kotkapura
Jasvir Singh Sekhon Dhrui
Rajpreet Singh Randhawa Ajnala
Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar Amritsar(South)
Himmat Singh Shergill SAS Nagar Mohali
Simarjeet Singh Bains Atam Nagar
Vipan Sood Kaka Ludhiana Central
Randhir Singh Sivia Ludhiana North
Jarnail Singh Lambi
Saroop Singh Kadiana Phillaur
Sarwan Singh Hayer Nakodar
Amarjit Singh Mehatpur Shahkot
Chander Kumar Kartarpur

Shiromani Akali Dal

Candidate Constituency
Parkash Singh Badal Lambi
Sukhbir Singh Badal Jalalabad
Bikram Singh Majithia Majitha
Bhagat Chunni Lal Forest & Willd Life, Labour
Sarup Chand Singla Bathinda (urban)
Hira Singh Gabria Ludhiana South
Amarpal Singh 'Bony' Ajnala
Parambans Singh Bunty Romana Faridkot
Bikram Singh Majithia Majitha
Sikander Singh Maluka Rampura Phul
Sarup Chand Singla Bathinda Urban
Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu Talwandi Sabo
Janmeja Singh Sekhon Maur
Ajeet Singh Shant Mehal Kalan
Balvir Singh Ghunas Bhadaur

Lok Insaf Party

Sanjay Kumar Shalu Phillaur
Balvinder Singh Bains Ludhiana South
Simarjeet Singh Bains Atam Nagar
Vipan Sood Kaka Ludhiana Central
Randhir Singh Sivia Ludhiana North
Prof. Jaswant Singh Gajjanmajra Amargarh

Published Date: Feb 04, 2017 10:37 AM | Updated Date: Mar 10, 2017 16:50 PM

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