New Delhi, Jan 15 (MNN) The Congress on Saturday released its first list of 86 candidates for 2022 Punjab Assembly elections, which includes state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.
The elections to the 117-member Assembly are slated to be held on February 14 in a single phase.
While Sidhu has been fielded from Amritsar East, Channi will contest from Chamkaur Sahib (reserve).
Other prominent names include Ministers, former Ministers, and even those considered loyal to former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
Bollywood actor Sonu Sood’s sister Malvika Sood has been fielded from Moga while Punjabi singer Sidhu Mussewala will contest the Mansa seat.
The list includes Sujanpur-Naresh Puri, Pathankot-Amit Vij, Gurdaspur-Barinderjeet Singh Pahra, Dina Nagar (SC)– Aruna Chaudhary, Qadian-Pratap Singh Bajwa, Sri Hargobindpur (SC)-Mandeep Singh Rangar Nangal, Fatehgarh Churian-Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Dera Baba Nanak-Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Ajnala-Harpratap Singh Ajnala, Raja Sansi-Sukhwinder Singh Sarkaria, Majitha-Jagwinder Pal Singh, Jandiala (SC)- Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Amritsar (North)-Sunil Dutti, Amritsar (West-SC)-Raj Kumar Verka, Amritsar Central-Om Prakash Soni, Amritsar East-Navjot Singh Sidhu, Amritsar South-lnderbir Singh Solaria.
In Tarn Taran, the Congress has fielded Dr Dharambir Agnihotri, Patti-Harminder Singh Gill, Baba Bakala (SC)-Santokh Singh Bhalaipur, Bholath-Sukhpal Singh Khaira, Kapurthala-Rana Gurjit Singh, Sultanpur Lodhi-Navtej Singh Cheema, Phagwara (SC)-Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, Phillaur(SC)-Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary, Shahkot-Harinder Singh Ladi, Kartarpur (SC)-Chaudhary Surinder Singh, and Jalandhar West-Sushil Kumar Rinku.
In Jalandhar Central, the party candidate is Rajinder Beri, Jalandhar North-Avtar Singh Junior, Jalandhar Cantt-Pargat Singh, Adampur (SC)-Sukhwinder Singh Kotli, Mukerian-lndu Bala, Dasuya-Arun Dogra, Urmar-Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sham Chaurasi (SC)- Pawan Kumar Adia, Hoshiarpur-Sunder Sham Arora, Chabbewal (SC) Raj Kumar, Garhshankar-Amarpreet Lally, Balachaur-Darshan Lal, Anandpur Sahib-Kanwarpal Singh, Rupnagar-Barinder Singh Dhillon, Chamkaur Sahib (SC)-Charanjit Singh Channi, SAS Nagar-Balbir Singh Sidhu, Bassi Pathana (SC)- Gurpreet Singh GP, Fatehgarh Sahib-Kuljeet Singh Nagra, Amloh-Randeep Singh Nabha, Khanna-Gurkirat Singh Kotli, Ludhiana East-Sanjeev Talwar, Atam Nagar-Kamaljit Singh Karwal, Ludhiana Central-Surinder Kumar Dawar, Ludhiana West-Bharat Bhushan Ashu, and Ludhiana North-Rakesh Pandey
In Payal (SC), the candidate is Lakhvir Singh Lakha, Dakha-Capt Sandeep Singh Sandhu, Rajkot (SC)- Kamil Amar Singh, Nihal Singhwala (SC)-Bhupendra Sahoke, Bhagha Purana-Darshan Singh Brar, Moga-Malvika Sood, and Dharamkot-Kuljit Singh Lohgarh.
Zira seat has Kulbir Singh Zira as Congress nominee, Firozpur City Parminder Singh Pinky, Abohar Sandeep Jakhar, Balluana (SC) Rajinder Kaur, Lambi Jagpal Singh Abulkhurana, Gidderbaha Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, Malout (SC) Rupinder Ruby, Faridkot Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon, Rampura Phul Gurpreet Singh Kangar, Bhucho Mandi (SC) Pritam Singh Kotbhai, Bathinda Urban-Manpreet Singh Badal, Bathinda Rural (SC) Harvinder Singh Gill ‘Laddi’, Talwandi Sabo Khushbaz Singh Jatana, Maur Dr Manoj Bala Bansal, Mansa Sidhu Mussewala, Budhlada (SC) Ranvir Kaur Meya, Lehra Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Malerkotla Razia Sultana, Dhuri Dalvir Singh Goldy, Sangrur Vijay lnder Singla, Nabha (SC) Sadhu Singh Dharamsot.
In Patiala (Rural) the Congress nominee is Mohit Mahindra, Rajpura Hardial Singh Kamboj, Ghanaur Madan Lal Jalalpur, Sanour Harinder Pal Singh Mann, and Samana Rajinder Singh.