Punjab Elections 2022: CM Charanjit Singh Channi to contest from two seats as Congress releases third list of candidates

CM Charanjit Singh Channi is to contest from Bhadaur constituency also, earlier the party had announced CM's candidature from Chamkaur Sahib seat.

By Ashita Singh
Updated: Sun, 30 Jan 2022 06:32 PM IST
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Punjab Elections 2022: CM Charanjit Singh Channi to contest from two seats as Congress releases third list of candidates

New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Congress releases its third list of 8 candidates for Punjab Assembly elections on Sunday. As per the list, CM Charanjit Singh Channi is to contest from Bhadaur constituency also. The party had earlier announced his candidature from the Chamkaur Sahib seat. 

The Congress also fielded former Patiala mayor Vishnu Sharma from the Patiala assembly seats against its former leader Amarinder Singh. Sharma was once considered a close confidant of the former chief minister.

Former union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's son Manish Bansal has been fielded from the Barnala assembly constituency. The party announced Mohan Singh Phalianwala from the Jalalabad assembly seat against Shiromani Akali Dal's Sukhbir Singh Badal.

The Congress also named Sukhpal Singh Bhullar as its candidate from Khem Karan and Tarsem Singh Siala from Attari (SC) seat, while Satbir Singh Saini Balichiki will fight from Nawanshahr. From Ludhiana South, the Congress has named Ishwarjot Singh Cheema.

The Congress is seeking to retain power in Punjab where it is pitted against the AAP, the SAD-BSP and the BJP which is in alliance with Ex-CM Amarinder Singh's Punjab Lok Congress and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa's Shiromani Akali Dal Sanyunkt.

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