Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said the party will announce names of another 20-21 candidates for the state Assembly elections by the next week and indicated that few MLAs may be dropped from the list.
“Winnability would be the only criteria in nominating the remaining candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls and those sitting MLAs who do not meet the winnability criteria will be dropped from the list,” he told reporters here.
The party has finalised the list of another 20-21 candidates which will be announced by the end of this month, Singh said. Welcoming Davinder Singh Ghubaya, son of Sher Singh Gubaya, the sitting SAD MP from Ferozepur in Punjab, he said if party President agrees to his candidature then he could be the party’s youngest candidate in the upcoming polls as he turned 25 just a few weeks ago.
Davinder, an IIT-Roorkee graduate, is a Rai Sikh, the community which has stong influence over 24 out of 117 seats in Punjab Assembly.