Senior Akali leader and former cabinet minister Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal will contest from the Ludhiana constituency in the Lok Sabha polls, a party functionary said Saturday.
Harcharan Bains, advisor to SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, said the names of the remaining candidates would be announced shortly.
Grewal, a senior and traditional Akali stalwart with a strong Panthic image, enjoys a wide secular base.
With this, the SAD has announced eight of its 10 candidates from Punjab.
Its alliance partner the BJP is contesting from the other three seats -- Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur.
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