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

CandidateConstituency
Amarinder SinghPatiala
Amarinder SinghLambi
Navjot Singh SidhuAmritsar East
Manpreet Singh BadalBathinda (Urban)
Bhupinder SidhuLudhiana South
Joginder Pal SinghBhoa (SC)
Amit VijPathankot
Harpratap Singh AjnalaAjnala
Santok Singh BhalaipurBaba Bakala (SC)
Joginder Singh MannPhagwara (SC)
Karamjit Kaur ChaudharyPhillaur (SC)
Tejinder BittuJalandhar North
Bhupinder SidhuLudhiana South
Kamaljit Singh KarwalAtam Nagar
Rakesh PandeyLudhiana North
Major Singh BhainiDakha
Rajwinder Kaur BhagikayNihal Singhwala (SC)
Dr. Harlot KarnalMoga
Davinder GubayaFazilka
Nathu RamBalluana (SC)
Bhai Harnirpal Singh KukuKotkapura
Pntam Singh KotbhaiBhucho Mandi
Harrninder Singh JassiMaur
Deepinder Singh DhiltonDera Bassi
Rajinder SinghSamana
Navjot Singh SidhuAmritsar East
Barindollt Singh PahraGurdaspur
Sukhpal Singh BhullarKhom Karan
Gurwindor Singh AtwalBholath
Ch. Surindor SinghKartarpur (SC)
Dr. Satnam Singh KalnthBang (SC)
Ch. Darshan Lal MangopurBalachaur
Jagmohan Singh KangKharar
Amrik Singh DhillonSamrala
Amdndor Singh Raja WarringGlddorbaha
Ajaib Singh BhattiMalout (SC)
Karon Kaur BrarMuktsar
Mohammad SadiqueJaltu (SC)
Harvindor Singh LaddiBathinda Rural (SC)
Daman Thind BajwaSunam
Nirmal Singh NImmaBhadaur (SC)
Surjoot Singh DhimanAmargarh

Bharatiya Janata Party

CandidateConstituency
Ashwani KumarPathankot
Anil JoshiAmritsar North
Rakesh GillAmritsar West
Tarun ChughAmritsar Central
Mahinder Pal BhagatJalandhar West
Manoranjan KaliaJalandhar Central
K D BhandariJalandhar North
Gurdev Sharma DebiLudhiana Central
Kamal ChatlyLudhiana West
Parveen BansalLudhiana North
Sukhpal SinghFirozpur City
Surjit Kumar JyaniFazilka
Arun NarangAbohar
Harjit Singh GrewalRajpura
Tikshan SudHoshiarpur
Bishan DassDina Nagar

Aam Aadmi Party

CandidateConstituency
Ahbaab Singh GrewalLudhiana (West)
Mohan Singh PhallinawalaFerozepore (rural)
Girvinder Singh ShampuraFatehgarh Churian
HS PhoolkaDakha
Bhagwant MannSangrur
Kultar Singh SandhwanKotkapura
Jasvir Singh SekhonDhrui
Rajpreet Singh RandhawaAjnala
Dr Inderbir Singh NijjarAmritsar(South)
Himmat Singh ShergillSAS Nagar Mohali
Simarjeet Singh BainsAtam Nagar
Vipan Sood KakaLudhiana Central
Randhir Singh SiviaLudhiana North
Jarnail SinghLambi
Saroop Singh KadianaPhillaur
Sarwan Singh HayerNakodar
Amarjit Singh MehatpurShahkot
Chander KumarKartarpur

Shiromani Akali Dal

CandidateConstituency
Parkash Singh BadalLambi
Sukhbir Singh BadalJalalabad
Bikram Singh MajithiaMajitha
Bhagat Chunni LalForest & Willd Life, Labour
Sarup Chand SinglaBathinda (urban)
Hira Singh GabriaLudhiana South
Amarpal Singh 'Bony'Ajnala
Parambans Singh Bunty RomanaFaridkot
Bikram Singh MajithiaMajitha
Sikander Singh MalukaRampura Phul
Sarup Chand SinglaBathinda Urban
Jeet Mohinder Singh SidhuTalwandi Sabo
Janmeja Singh SekhonMaur
Ajeet Singh ShantMehal Kalan
Balvir Singh GhunasBhadaur

Lok Insaf Party

Sanjay Kumar ShaluPhillaur
Balvinder Singh BainsLudhiana South
Simarjeet Singh BainsAtam Nagar
Vipan Sood KakaLudhiana Central
Randhir Singh SiviaLudhiana North
Prof. Jaswant Singh GajjanmajraAmargarh

Published Date: Feb 04, 2017 10:37 am | Updated Date: Mar 10, 2017 04:50 pm


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