With sitting MP from Ludhiana, Manish Tewari, taking ill, he is reportedly unlikely to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the city.
Manish was admitted to a hospital in Delhi on Saturday, with sources close to him stating that he complained of breathlessness, palpitation and anxiety.
Earlier as well, he has suffered from acute stomach problem.
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Sources said keeping in view his poor health, he had staked a claim on Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat on the plea that it is smaller area compared to Ludhiana.
His adversaries, however, have been stating he is reluctant to contest from Ludhiana since he faces anti-incumbency and allegations of being a “weekend MP”.
Three days ago, the Congress high command had announced Pawan Bansal’s as the candidate from Chandigarh.
Sources said after Bansal’s announcement, Manish himself told the high command that he would contest from Ludhiana and his name was finalised but yet to be announced.
But with him being admitted to the hospital on Saturday, sources in the Congress said it was unlikely that he would contest.
The Congress has reportedly already started looking at alternatives. Former MP Jagmeet Brar’s name has been doing rounds for Ludhiana now.
Ludhiana is locked in a difficult contest; it will see a four-cornered contest with AAP’s H S Phoolka and Independent Simarjit Bains in the fray .