Punjab polls: AAP announces three more candidates in its 10th list
Former Patiala mayor and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Ajitpal Singh Kohli and ex-Congress leader Joginder Singh Mann will contest elections for AAP from Punjab
Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday announced three more candidates for the February 14 Punjab assembly polls.
Former Patiala mayor Ajitpal Singh Kohli, who joined the AAP after quitting the Shiromani Akali Dal a few days ago, has been fielded from Patiala Urban seat, which is currently represented by former chief minister Amarinder Singh.
Former Punjab minister Joginder Singh Mann, who ended his 50-year-long association with the Congress and joined the AAP on Saturday, will contest from Phagwara seat. Currently, Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal is the legislator from this assembly constituency.
Gurpreet Singh Goggi, who joined the AAP after parting ways with the Congress, has been fielded from Ludhiana West seat which is currently represented by cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu.
With the announcement of three more candidates, the AAP has so far declared 112 candidates. Voting for Punjab's 117 assembly seats will be held on February 14 and the counting of votes will take place on March 10.
This comes in the backdrop of media reports that claimed that the former Congress’ social media head had duped the party of Rs eight crore when she quit the national party
In a bid to overcome internal challenges and electoral setbacks, the Congress' three-day conclave will focus on time-bound party restructuring for strengthening the organisation and evolving a strategy for future alliances
In his address at his party's 'Chintan Shivir' in Udaipur, Rahul Gandhi had claimed that regional parties cannot fight the BJP and the RSS as they lack ideology