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Punjab Polls: Channi to Contest From Chamkaur Sahib, Sidhu From Amritsar East

The Congress party has released its list of candidates for 86 seats in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Punjab CM Charanjit Channi and state Congress chief Navjot Sidhu.</p></div>
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The Congress party has released its list of candidates for 86 seats in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections, with incumbent Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi contesting from Chamkaur Sahib (SC) seat.

State chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest from Amritsar East, while Deputy CMs Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Om Prakash Soni will contest from Dera Baba Nanak and Amritsar Central constituencies, respectively.

Actor Sonu Sood's sister Malvika Sood will contest from Moga constituency and Punjabi singer Sidhu Mussewala has been given a ticket from Mansa.

Barring six MLAs in the seats of Qadian, Sri Hargobindpur, Moga, Balluana, Malout, and Patiala Rural, the Congress hasn't dropped any of its older MLAs in Punjab.

The state is slated to go to the polls in a single phase on February 14. The counting of the votes will take place on 10 March.

In the 2017 Assembly polls, the Congress had won a clear majority in the state Assembly by winning 77 seats.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had emerged as the second-largest party with 20 seats, followed by the SAD, which had managed victory in 15 seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had secured only three seats.

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