scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Sunday, May 22, 2022

Three Majha seats add to Cong woes

🔴 Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu had thrown his weight behind former Congress MLA from Batala, Ashwani Kumar, for the ticket.

Written by Kamaldeep Singh Brar | Amritsar |
January 19, 2022 6:53:58 am
Majha region, Punjab, Punjab latest news, Punjab assembly elections, Punjab polls 2022, SAD, Punjab Congress, Navjot Singh Sidhu, indian expressPunjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu had thrown his weight behind former Congress MLA from Batala, Ashwani Kumar, for the ticket. (File)

As Congress prepares its next list of candidates for Punjab poll, Batala constituency has emerged as a flashpoint with Cabinet minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa stepping up his campaign for a ticket from the constituency.

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu had thrown his weight behind former Congress MLA from Batala, Ashwani Kumar, for the ticket.

On Tuesday, however, Tript Bajwa hosted his supporters at his house. During the show of strength, all speakers demanded that party high command give ticket to Bajwa from Batala.

Meanwhile, Satinderjit Singh Chhajalwandi, whose claim from Baba Bakala seat was supported by Navjot Singh Sidhu, has asked Congress high command to revise the decision to give ticket to sitting MLA Santokh Singh Bhalaipur.

Best of Express Premium

FY22: As Covid curbs ease, outward remittances up 55% to all-time highPremium
A letter from Mathura: ‘Radha ki chunari bhi Salma silti hai’Premium
A Letter From Varanasi: ‘It’s our waqt… Ayodhya will happen in Kash...Premium
Tavleen Singh writes: Evil under the sunPremium

Satinder also organised a gathering in Raiya town of Beas and along with his supporters urged party leadership to give him the ticket. He had failed to get ticket despite the support from the Sidhu and Tarn Taran MP Jasbir Singh Dimpa.

Another Majha seat where a tussle has emerged is Hargobindpura.

Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa has opposed the ticket given to Mandeep Singh from Hargobindpura and asked party high command to give field sitting MLA Balwinder Laddi.

For all the latest Elections News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement