Congress releases 1st list of 61 candidates for Punjab assembly polls
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Congress releases 1st list of 61 candidates for Punjab assembly polls



The Congress on Thursday announced its first list of 61 candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Punjab, choosing to go with winnable candidates across various cross-sections, striking the right balance between youth, new faces and experience while giving adequate representation to women.
 
The party, in its first list, has retained 31 sitting MLAs, while choosing to go with seven new faces, backed by strong credibility and winnability criteria. Five youth, six women, eight ex-MLAs and one ex-MP make up the rest of the first list.
 
Captain Amarinder said all care had been taken to ensure winnability as the key criteria in the finalisation of the nominees. Since, however, there were several aspirants in the fray for some of the seats, those who did not make it to the final list will be accommodated once the party forms the next government in the state, he said, appealing to all Congress workers to come together to campaign for the victory of the Congress in Punjab.
 
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Captain Amarinder Singh will show his might from Patiala, while vice president Sunil Jakhar will contest from Abohar, from where he is the sitting MLA. Other stalwarts in the fray are Manpreet Singh Badal from Bathinda Urban and Charanjit Singh Channi from Chamkaur Sahib (SC), from where he is the sitting MLA.
 
Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi will fight on the Congress ticket from Guru Har Sahai. Former minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has been nominated for the Fategarh Churian seat. The ticket for the high-profile Majithia constituency has gone to Sukhjinder Raj Singh Lalli Majthia, while Rana Gurjit Singh will contest from Kapurthala.
 
 
Another prominent name in the first list is that of former Moga DC, Kuldeep Singh Vaid (IAS), who has got the ticket from Gill reserved constituency. From the Raikot reserved seat, the Congress nominee is Dr. Amar Singh, vice president of PPCC and brother of sitting MLA Gurcharan Singh Boparai. For Barnala, the party’s choice is Kewal Singh Dhillon.
 
Of the six women in the list, four have been fielded from the reserved constituencies of Ferozepur Rural (Satkar Kaur), Mehalkalan (Harchand Kaur, sitting MLA), Budhlada (Ranjit Kaur Batti) and Dina Nagar (sitting MLA Aruna Chaudhary). The other two women in the fray are Razia Sultan (Malerkotla) and Rajinder K Bhattal, sitting MLA and former chief minister, from Lehra.
 
At 25 years, Angad Saini, son of sitting MLA Guriqbal Kaur Babli, is the youngest nominee in the Congress first list. The party has fielded Kulbir Singh Zira, son of Congress Kisan Cell chairman Inderjit Singh Zira, from Zira.
 
   S. No.   No. & Name of Constituency
1 5 - DINA NAGAR - SC
  ArunaChaudhary
2 6 – QADIAN
  Fatehjung Singh Bajwa
3 7 – BATALA
  AshwaniSekhri
4 8 - SRI HARGOBINDPUR - SC 
  Balwinder Singh Laddi
5 9 - FATEHGARH CHURIAN
  TriptRajinder Singh Bajwa
6 10 - DERA BABA NANAK 
  Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa
7 12 - RAJA SANSI
  Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria
8 13 - MAJITHA
  Sukhjinder Raj Singh LalliMajthia
9 14-JANDIALA-SC
  Sukhwinder Singh Danny
10 16 - AMRITSAR WEST - SC                             
  Raj Kumar Verka
11 17 - AMRITSAR CENTRAL
  O.P. Soni
12 20 - ATTARI -SC
  Tarsem Singh DC 
13 21-TARN TARAN
  DharamvirAgnihotri
14 23 – PATTI
  Harminder Singh Gill 
15 24 - KHADOOR SAHIB
  Ramanjit Singh Sikki
16 27 - KAPURTHALA
  RanaGurjeet Singh
17 28 - SULTANPUR LODHI
  Navtej Singh Cheema
18 35 - JALANDHAR CENTRAL
  RajinderBeri
19 39 - MUKERIAN
  Rajnish Kumar
20 41 - URMUR
  Sangat Singh Gilzian
21 43 - HOSHIARPUR
  Sunder Sham Arora
22 44 - CHABBEWAL - SC 
  Dr. Raj Kumar 
23 47 - NAWAN SHAHAR
  AngadSaini
24 49-ANANDPUR SAHIB
  RanaKanwarpal Singh
25 51 - CHAMKAUR SAHIB - SC
  Charanjit Singh Channi
26 53 - S.A.S. NAGAR
  Balbir Singh Sidhu
27 54-BASSI PATHANA-SC
  Gurpreet Singh GP
28 55 - FATEHGARH SAHIB 
  Kuljit Singh Nagra
29 56 - AMLOH 
  Randeep Singh Nabha
30 57 - KHANNA 
  Gurkirat Singh Kotli
31 63 - LUDHIANA CENTRAL
  Surinder Kumar Dawar
32 64 - LUDHIANA WEST
  BhartBhushanAshu
33 66 - GILL - SC 
  Kuldeep Singh Vaid
34 67 - PAYAL - SC
  Lakhvir Singh Lakha
35 69 - RAIKOT - SC 
  Dr. Amar Singh
36 72 - BAGHA PURANA
  Darshan Singh Brar
37 74 - DHARAMKOT 
  Sukhjit Singh Kaka Logad
38 75-ZIRA
  Kulbir Singh Zira
39 76 - FIROZEPUR CITY
  Parminder Singh Pinky
40 77- FIROZEPUR RURAL - SC 
  SatkarKaur
41 78 - GURU HAR SAHAI
  RanaGurmeet Singh Sodhi
42 81 - ABOHAR
  Sunil Kumar Jakhar
43 87 - FARIDKOT
  Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon
44 90 - RAMPURA PHUL
  Gurpreet Singh Kangar
45 92-BHATINDA URBAN
  Manpreet Singh Badal
46 94 - TALWANDI SABO
  Khushbaj Singh Jatana
47 97 - SARDULGARH
  AjitInder Singh Mofar
48 98 - BUDHLADA -SC 
  RanjitKaurBhatti
49 99 - LEHRA
  RajinderKaurBhattal
50 100-DIRBA-SC
  Ajaib Singh Rataul
51 103 - BARNALA
  Kewal Singh Dhillon
52 104-MEHALKALAN-SC
  HarchandKaur
53 105 - MALERKOTLA
  Razia Sultana
54 107 - DHURI
  Dalvir Singh Goldy
55 108 - SANGRUR
  Vijay InderSingla
56 109 - NABHA - SC 
  Sadhu Singh Dharamsot
57 110 - PATIALA RURAL
  BrahmMohindra
58 111 - RAJPURA
  Hardiyal Singh Kamboj
59 113 - GHANAUR
  MadanLalJalalpur
60 115 - PATIALA
  Capt. Amrinder Singh
61 117-SHUTRANA-SC
  Nirmal Singh






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