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In This Congress Stronghold In Punjab, It Is Now "Insurgent Vs Turncoat"


In This Congress Stronghold In Punjab, It Is Now 'Rebel Vs Turncoat'

Punjab Elections 2022: Congress has held the Nawanshahr assemly seat since 2012.

Chandigarh:

Punjab’s Nawanshahr meeting is bracing for an fascinating electoral contest of what many are calling “a insurgent versus a turncoat” within the upcoming state meeting elections. Congress had given the social gathering ticket on this stronghold to 1 household for a document 13 instances within the final 60 years. Nevertheless, the sitting MLA from the household was denied a ticket as his spouse joined rival BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

Now, one other social gathering chief who has been ready for a ticket for the previous 15 years has been nominated for the seat by Congress. Apparently, he was not too long ago appointed the district president of Captain Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress – a bitter rival of the Congress shaped after Captain Singh was unceremoniously faraway from the put up of chief minister of the state.

Angad Singh Saini, the sitting MLA, is miffed together with his social gathering and has filed his nomination as an impartial candidate. “The social gathering has denied me a ticket and was forcing me to do one thing which was towards my rules. I’ve filed my nomination as an impartial,” he stated and added that it is “unlucky” that his private life, and never his work, was considered.

Congress has renominated 60 sitting MLAs this time, and Mr Saini says many who didn’t even carry out nicely obtained one other probability. “We now have gained all elections within the final 5 years, even the municipal polls. We now have stored the Congress flag flying excessive,” he stated, disenchanted at his identify being dropped. He says the folks of the constituency are “his household” and he was compelled to contest as an impartial as an obligation to them.

Satvir Singh Palli Jhikki, the Congress candidate this time, claims that Captain Singh appointed him because the district president of his new social gathering with out his consent, and that he’s now “busy pacifying the upset leaders and employees” due to the chaos it has brought about. “I’m an previous Congress chief,” he asserts.

A semi-urban constituency, Nawanshahr has remained within the household of Angad Singh Saini for eight phrases. The Saini group has a sizeable presence right here and the Congress has held it since 2012.

The seat falls within the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district. Previously often known as Nawanshahr, the district was renamed Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in 2008 as the liberty fighter’s ancestral village Khatkar Kalan is situated right here.

Like most different constituencies, unlawful mining, medication, unemployment and sewer issues are the important thing points within the meeting seat.

The Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) has fielded sitting councillor and former Nawanshahr municipal council president Lalit Mohan Pathak. Mr Pathak has a great maintain on the town, having performed an important function in guaranteeing its high efficiency within the Swachh Bharat Survekshan.

“Persons are on the lookout for change as each the normal events have solely taken folks for a experience,” he stated.

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