December 4, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: The Punjab Congress here on Monday released its first list of candidates for the MC elections in Punjab, choosing to go with its one-family-one-ticket rule with the exception of sitting councillors. The party, which has announced names of 31 candidates for Patiala, has decided to field all the sitting councillors.
These decisions were taken on Monday at a meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Sunil Jakhar was also present at the meeting, held in New Delhi, along with AICC secretary and Punjab in-charge Asha Kumari and AICC secretary Harish Chaudhary.
The meeting decided that those who left the party in 2012 and 2014 will not be accommodated in the matter of ticket allocation for the MC polls. However, those who contested and lost MC elections earlier but remained steadfast in their loyalty to the party would be considered for nomination.