The Congress has fielded a former mayor of Patiala – who was welcomed by Navjot Sidhu within the social gathering recently- towards Captain Amarinder Singh within the upcoming Punjab meeting election. Vishnu Sharma, a former mayor through the Congress authorities in 2003, rejoined the social gathering earlier this month.
He had stop reportedly attributable to a fallout with former Punjab Chief Minister Singh.
Amarinder Singh had introduced in November final yr that he’ll contest from Patiala, a pocket borough of the Singh household. He has received the seat 4 instances and his spouse, Preneet Kaur, represented it for 3 years from 2014 to 2017. His announcement got here days after he introduced his personal political social gathering – Punjab Lok Congress.
Mr Singh, who lately stitched an alliance with the BJP for the Punjab election – an enormous political reorientation within the state – exited the Congress after being abruptly changed as Chief Minister in September. His feud with social gathering’s Punjab unit chief Sidhu precipitated the disaster.
Earlier in April final yr, the previous Chief Minister had dared Mr Sidhu to contest the elections towards him from Patiala. He reportedly informed Mr Sidhu that he could be defeated as comprehensively as BJP’s Basic (retd) JJ Singh, who contested the 2017 election however completed with over 60,000 votes behind Mr Singh.
Navjot Sidhu might be preventing from Amritsar East, a seat he received comfortably in 2017 with no large face contesting towards him.
Voting for Punjab’s 117 Meeting seats might be held on February 20 and the counting will happen on March 10.