Chandigarh, Jan 28: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s brother, Dr Manohar Singh Bassi will contest the upcoming Assembly polls from Bassi Pathana as an independent candidate.
Dr Manohar Singh Bassi, who resigned from the post of Senior Medical Officer at Kharar Civil Hospital, Mohali in August 2021, filed his nomination for the Assembly polls from Bassi Pathana as an independent candidate on Friday.
Channi’s brother claims that he was posted at Nandpur Kalaur Primary Health Center in Bassi Pathana for COVID-19 service and he did a lot of work in the area, but he was transferred from there.
Notably, Bassi Pathan Assembly constituency, which is reserved for the scheduled caste category witnessed Gurpreet Singh of Indian National Congress won the seat by defeating Santokh Singh of Aam Aadmi Party with a margin of 10046 votes in 2017.
Punjab will go to the polls on February 20 and the counting of votes will take place on March 10.