Punjab Assembly Elections: Congress releases list of 61 candidates; Amarinder Singh to contest from Patiala
Congress on Thursday released a list of 61 candidates for upcoming Legislative Assembly elections in Punjab.
Chandigarh: Congress on Thursday released a list of 61 candidates for upcoming Legislative Assembly elections in Punjab.
Captain Amarinder Singh will contest from Patiala.
Charanjit Singh Channi and Manpreet Badal to contest from Chamkaur Sahib and Bathinda Urban respectively.
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Earlier, Congress Election Committee had met to take stock of the Punjab elections and commence the task of finalising candidates for the 2017 state elections.
Chaired by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and comprising party vice president Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the committee held a one hour meeting to assess the current political landscape and devise suitable plans to counter Aam Aadmi Party and the ruling combine of Akali-BJP.
Congress sources said the panel did not discuss specific seat situation in the state which has 117 assembly segments.
The Election Commission is yet to notify polls in Punjab with a section of the Congress leaders of the view that hasty ticket allocation should not be done.
AAP has so far declared 91 candidates and Akalis have declared around 65.
Legislative Assembly elections in Punjab are expected in 2017, before the end of the current tenure of the Punjab Legislative Assembly.