Congress Releases 2nd Slate of 23 Candidates, Former CM’s Kin Fielded


The Congress party has released its second list of 23 candidates for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections. The big old party has now announced candidates for 109 of 117 seats.

Former Congress CM Harcharan Singh Brar’s daughter-in-law Karan Brar received a ticket from Muktsar. Rajinder Kaur Bhathal’s son-in-law Vikram Bajwa also secured the Sahnewal assembly constituency ticket.

Incumbent MPs from Ferozepur Rural, Samrala, Amargarh and Shutrana seats were denied tickets.

Moreover, Congress has yet to announce its nominee of Patiala Urban, against Captain Amarinder Singh, the former CM.

Here is the list of 23 Congress candidates for the Punjab election 2022:

Ashu Bangar, the former leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was also given a ticket from rural Ferozepur constituency.

Voting in Punjab will take place in a single phase on February 20 (Monday). The date of the election has been changed from February 14 to 20 as many people from the Scheduled Caste (SC) community, about 32% of the population of Punjab, usually travel to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to celebrate the election. birthday of Guru Ravidas. Punjabi devotees will visit Varanasi from February 10 to 16 to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas.

The counting of votes will take place on March 10, 2022 (Thursday).

Punjab Legislative Assembly Schedule:

1. Date of notification: January 25, 2022 (Tuesday)

2. Deadline for nomination: February 1, 2022 (Tuesday)

3. Examination date: February 2, 2022 (Wednesday)

4. Withdrawal date: February 4, 2022 (Friday)

5. Polling date: February 20, 2022 (Sunday).

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