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AAP fields sitting MLA Baljinder Kaur from Bathinda Lok Sabha seat

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday announced the name of its sitting MLA Baljinder Kaur as the Lok Sabha candidate from the high-stakes parliamentary constituency.

Kaur, the MLA from Talwandi Sabo and party's unit Mahila wing chief, has been nominated as the AAP's Lok Sabha candidate from Bathinda, a party statement said here.

Kaur, a postgraduate in English, had a brief stint as a at Fatehgarh Sahib, before joining the party ahead of the 2017 state assembly polls.

She had contested from Talwandi Sabo assembly constituency on the AAP ticket in 2017 and won.

With her candidature, the AAP has announced candidates for the 11 out of 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, which goes to polls in the final phase of polling on May 19.

Lok Sabha seat is represented by and Badal. However, the and the are yet to announce nominees from

and Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who had earlier quit the AAP, had recently announced that he would contest from Bathinda.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 13:45 IST