Badal, Sukhbir, Manpreet among 23 candidates who filed papers
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, his deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal, Youth Congress chief Amrinder Singh Warring and Manpreet Badal were among the 23 candidates who filed their nomination papers on Thursday for the February four Assembly polls in the state.
The total nominations filed in the state has gone upto 28 on second day of filing of papers, an election office spokesman said here.
Badal filed his papers from his traditional bastion Lambi as SAD candidate while his son Sukhbir again entered into fray from Jalalabad seat.
Manpreet, an estranged nephew of Badal, filed his papers as Congress candidate from Bathinda (urban) seat whereas Warring will again try his luck from Gidderbaha seat.
Sukhbir’s wife and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal filed her papers as covering candidate for her husband and father-in-law.
SAD’s Manpreet Singh Ayali filed his papers from Dakha, while BSP’s Bhupinder Singh entered the poll arena from Mansa.
No nomination was filed for the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, by-poll to which was necessitated following the resignation of sitting MP and Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh.
Assembly polls and by-poll to Amritsar Lok Sabha seat in Punjab will be held on February 4.
Candidates can file their nomination papers till January 18