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Sitting MPs, few MLAs, kin in race for Cong LS tickets from Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Sitting MPs, at least five MLAs, a minister, a and some of their kin are in race after they staked claim for the party ticket to contest from various parliamentary constituencies in Punjab, a said.

According to Sandeep Sandhu, Office Secretary, Pradesh Committee, the number of aspirants who are seeking party tickets for the Lok Sabha seats from had crossed 130 on Thursday.

Among the MLAs who have staked their claim to fight the upcoming LS polls include Raj Kumar Chhabewal, Kulbir Zira, and

too has thrown his hat in the ring as aspirant from Ferozepur.

Sandhu said that all the four sitting MPs of the from Jalandhar, Gurdaspur, and have also staked claim for party ticket.

Preneet Kaur, who is also former from Patiala, too has staked her claim from that parliamentary constituency, Sandhu said.

Some of the kin of ruling leaders from too have staked claim to party tickets from various constituencies.

With the 'Mission 13' campaign, the has already begun an exercise to find winnable candidates for the 13 Lok Sabha seats for the upcoming elections.

Punjab has 13 Lok Sabha seats. Out of these, four seats each are held by the Akali Dal, and the Congress while one by the BJP.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 23:55 IST
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