January 13, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) on Thursday (Jan. 12) released it’s first list of candidates for Punjab Polls 2017. The list comprises 17 candidates. BJP would contest 23 seats in Punjab which has 117 Assembly seats. Remaining seats would be contested by it’s ally Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal).
BJP list comprises names of five first-timers, five sitting MLAs, and seven candidates who had lost in 2012.
Of the six seats kept pending — the BJP contests 23 of 117 seats as per pact with the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) — four are held by the party’s ministers.
|Sl.||AC No.||AC Name||Name of Candidate|
|1.||1||Sujanpur||Shri Dinesh Singh Babbu, Sitting MLA|
|2.||2||Bhoa (SC)||Smt. Seema Kumari, Sitting MLA|
|3.||3||Pathankot||Shri Ashwani Sharma, Sitting MLA|
|4.||5||Dina Nagar (SC)||Shri V.D. Dhupad|
|5.||16||Amritsar West (SC)||Shri Rakesh Gill|
|6.||17||Amritsar Central||Shri Tarun Chugh|
|7.||18||Amritsar East||Shri Rajesh Hani|
|8.||36||Jalandhar North||Shri K.D. Bhandari, Sitting MLA|
|9.||39||Mukerian||Shri Arunesh Shakar|
|10.||40||Dasuya||Smt. Sukhjeet Kaur Sahi, Sitting MLA|
|11.||43||Hoshiarpur||Shri Tikshan Sood|
|12.||63||Ludhiana Central||Shri Gurudev Sharma Devi|
|13.||64||Ludhiana West||Shri Kamal Chetli|
|14.||65||Ludhiana North||Shri Praveen Bansal|
|15.||76||Firozpur City||Shri Sukhlal Singh “Nannu”|
|16.||81||Abohar||Shri Arun Narang|
|17.||111||Rajpura||Shri Harjeet Singh Grewal|
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