Congress on Saturday issued its first list of candidates on 86 seats for Punjab polls. Chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi is set to contest the assembly polls from the Chamkaur Sahib SC constituency, while the party's state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest from the Amritsar East seat. Rajya Sabha MP Pratap Singh Bajwa and singer Sidhu Moosewala will contest the assembly polls from the Qadian and Mansa constituencies, respectively. The party has given ticket Punjab's deputy chief ministers, Sukhjinder Randhawa and Om Prakash Soni, from Dera Baba Nanak and Amritsar Central constituencies, respectively, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood's sister Malvika is set to contest the polls from Moga,
The CEC has selected the following candidates for the ensuing general elections to the Legislative Assembly of Punjab pic.twitter.com/0IH7bg1hL6— INC Sandesh (@INCSandesh) January 15, 2022
The Congress party had finalised the names of its candidates in Punjab on Thursday after a meeting of the Central Election Committee held under the leadership of party chief Sonia Gandhi. The assembly polls in Punjab are scheduled to take place in a single phase on February 14.