With the induction of son and wife of SAD MP from Ferozepur Sher Singh Ghubaya into the Congress on hold for now, slain gangster Jaswinder Singh Rocky’s sister Rajbeer Kaur has intensified efforts to bag a Congress ticket from Fazilka Assembly segment.
With Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh’s and brother Rocky’s picture on her vehicle, Rajbeer has already been campaigning in the constituency.
Watch what else is in the news
Congress was earlier planning to name Ghubaya’s son Devinder Singh as party candidate from Fazilka.
Although Rajbeer is not a member of Congress, she was introduced to Amarinder by one of his loyalists a few days ago. Later, she submitted an application with the PPCC staking a claim from Fazilka and even attended a meeting of all the applicants a few days ago.
Rocky had contested from Fazilka in 2012 Assembly elections as an Independent and was defeated by just 1,600 votes by BJP’s Surjit Kumar Jyani, a minister.
Rajbeer’s younger brother Roman Bhullar, who has been camping in Delhi, even landed up in AICC headquarters in Delhi on Wednesday with Amarinder’s and Rocky’s picture on his vehicle, raising eyebrows among the Congreee leaders.
The screening committee of Congress led by former Rajasthan Chief Minister met in Delhi on Wednesday. The list would be finalised by Central Election Committee led by AICC president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday.
Congress has another strong contender in Dr Mohinder Kumar Rinwa, a former two-time MLA who is also camping in Delhi. Rinwa has been strongly opposing the induction of Ghubaya’s son into the party.
Ghubaya’s induction was stalled at the last minute on Tuesday after Punjab’s Vigilance Bureau raided his college in Jalalabad.
Ahead of the announcement of the tickets, a number of party MLAs have been camping in Delhi.