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Punjab Polls: SAD Chief Badal to Contest From Jalalabad; 64 Candidates Announced

Assembly elections in Punjab are slated to take place early next year (2022).

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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal is slated to contest the upcoming polls to the State Legislative Assembly of Punjab from the Jalalabad constituency.

The party announced a list of 64 candidates for the upcoming assembly polls on Monday, 13 September.

Former ministers Tota Singh, Janmeja Singh Sekhon, Daljit Singh Cheema and Sharanjit Singh Dhillon will contest from constituencies of Dharamkot, Zira, Rupnagar, and Sahnewal, respectively.

Meanwhile, Youth Akal Dal President Parambans Singh Banti Romana has been fielded from Faridkot.

After exiting the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance over the issue of farm laws, SAD has formed an alliance with Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the 2022 elections.

Out of the 117 assembly seats in Punjab, the BSP will contest in 20 seats, while the SAD will fight in 97 seats.

Some of the other candidates that have been announced include:

  • Jagmeet Singh Brar from Maur

  • Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu from Talwandi Sabo

  • Suba Singh from Jaitu

  • Mantar Singh Brar from Kotkapura

  • Kanwarjit Singh Rozy Barkandi from Muktsar

  • Parambans Singh Romana from Faridkot

  • Suba Singh Badal from Jaitu

  • Hans Raj Josan from Fazilka

  • Charanjit Singh Brar from Rajpura

  • Anil Joshi from Amritsar North

  • Dalbir Singh Verka from Amritsar West

  • Raj Kumar Gupta from Sujanpur

  • Chandan Grewal from Jalandhar Central

  • Sarabjit Singh Saabi from Mukerian

(With inputs from ANI.)

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