Sitting MPs, at least five MLAs, a minister, a former Union Minister 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 party official said.
According to Sandeep Sandhu, Office Secretary, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, the number of aspirants who are seeking party tickets for the Lok Sabha seats from Punjab had crossed 130 on Thursday.
With the 'Mission 13' campaign, the Punjab Congress 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, AAP and the Congress while one by the BJP.
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