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BJP releases first list of 34 candidates for Punjab polls

21/01/2022 at 7:43 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21: Bharatiya Janata Party announced their first list of 34 candidates for Punjab assembly polls on Friday.

Party general secretary Tarun Chugh addressed a joint press conference where she said that out of 34 canditates, 12 belong to farmer families while eight of them are from Dalit community. The rest 13 tickets have been given to people from the Sikh community.

“Tickets have been given to 12 candidates who belong to farmers’ families, 8-tickets to members of the SC community, 13 tickets to Sikhs. The list has doctors, lawyers, sportspersons, farmers, youth, women, and former IAS,” Chugh said.

BJP is contesting the polls in alliance with Punjab Lok Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) led by Capt Amarinder Singh and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa respectively.

 The BJP has fielded Arvind Khanna from Sangrur, Manoranjan Kalia from Jalandhar Central and Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi from Ferozepur City.

Punjab will go to polls in single phase on February 14.

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