AAP releases first list of 19 candidates for Punjab elections
The Aam Aadmi Party announced its initial list of 19 candidates for the Punjab elections slated to be held next year. Senior lawyers H S Phoolka and Himmat Singh Shergill figure in the first list of 19 candidates released by the AAP.
Former BSP MP Mohan Singh, a Dalit face, who had joined the AAP in June, will contest from Ferozepur rural.
Poolkha, who had unsuccessfully contested Lok Sabha polls from Ludhiana on an AAP ticket, will be party candidate from Dakha.
The senior lawyer had led a campaign to get justice for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims and could be a strong contender for being projected as the party’s chief ministerial face.
Shergill will contest from SAS Nagar Mohali. He had also unsuccessfully contested on AAP ticket from Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency.
Interestingly, the list was announced in the absence of Kejriwal, who is on a vipassana sojourn. AAP’s Punjab co-convenor Durgesh Pathak is also away, attending a vipassana course.