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In Fatehgarh Sahib, all parties look for 'winnable' nominees


PATIALA: Finding the appropriate candidate for the Lok Sabha election from Fatehgarh Sahib seat has became a problem for the Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).


In 2014, AAP's Harjinder Singh Khalsa defeated Congress's Sandhu Singh Dharamsot by 54,144 votes. SAD candidate Kulwant Singh had bagged three.13L votes to finish third. Soon after polls, AAP suspended Khalsa, mentioning "anti-party activities". The birthday celebration and the MP have not mended fences since. This time, Khalsa would possibly battle on a price ticket of Sukhpal Singh Khaira's Punjabi Ekta Party (PEP). This is as a result of three causes: one, AAP has suspended Khalsa; two, his former birthday celebration SAD isn't willing to induct him; and, three, he refuses to enroll in the Congress.


SAD would possibly field two-time MP Paramjit Kaur Gulshan, who lost from Faridkot in 2014 to AAP's Sadhu Singh. Lok Sabha former deputy speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal's name could also be doing the rounds. SAD spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema mentioned the birthday celebration was yet to make a decision.


AAP would possibly field Justice Zora Singh, who chaired a fee arrange in 2015 to probe sacrilege incidents and joined the birthday celebration in December remaining year. Party insiders mentioned his candidature from a religiously essential seat would possibly assist the birthday celebration as SAD's affect had weakened among panthic voters. In Congress, former MLA Satwant Singh Mohim has already staked declare to the price ticket. One Gurpal Singh Goldy, who is said to be just about New Moti Bagh Palace, could also be vying for the price ticket. The Congress could also be deliberating on MLAs Lakhvir Singh Lakha and Gurpreet Singh GP. A supply in the birthday celebration mentioned the high command might also consider cabinet minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, who has received 3 times from Amloh and twice from Nabha assembly constituencies. Punjab Congress leader Sunil Jakhar mentioned they were out to district and block-level office-bearers and employees to get feedback on candidates and carrying out a survey through the birthday celebration's Shakti app to evaluate the winnability of candidates.


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