punjab electionsCong has announced 23 more candidates.
Punjab electionsCong has announced 23 more candidates.

Punjab electionsCong has announced 23 more candidates.

For the Punjab assembly elections, the Cong has announced 23 more candidates.


The Congress unveiled its second list of 23 candidates for the Punjab assembly elections on Tuesday, including former chief minister Harcharan Singh Brar's daughter-in-law Karan Brar from Muktsar. 

Former Punjab minister Ashwani Sekhri has been re-nominated for the Batala assembly seat, which he lost the previous election. Harchand Kaur, a former MLA, has been nominated for the Mehal Kalan (SC) constituency.

In the first round, the Congress announced 86 candidates. Punjab has 117 assembly constituencies in total. 

Joginder Pala, the sitting MLA from Bhoa (SC), has been fielded from the same constituency, whereas Ramanjeet Singh Sikki has been fielded from Khadoor Sahib. 

After sitting MLA Rana Gurjeet Singh Sodhi moved to the BJP, the party fielded Vijay Kalra from Guru Har Sahai.

From Ferozepur rural, Ashu Bangar, who moved from the AAP to the Congress, has been fielded. 

Amrik Singh Dhillon has been pulled from the Samrala campaign, and Raja Gill has been named in his place. 

Punjab's 117 Assembly seats will be voted for on February 20, and the results will be counted on March 10.

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