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The Congress has released its list of candidates for Punjab Assembly elections which are going to be held in single phase on February 15, 2017. The first list of candidates has 61 names. It has 31 sitting MLAs and seven new candidates. Sitting MLA Preneet Kaur has made way for her husband Amarinder Singh in the Patiala Urban Assembly seat. Punjab Chief Minister and SAD member Parkash Singh Badal's estranged nephew Manpreet Singh Badal, who joined the Congress a few months ago, will contest from Bathinda Urban Assembly seat. Former Sangrur MP Vijay Inder Singla is going to contest from the same assembly seat. Congress' Punjab Vice President and incumbent Abohar MLA Sunil Jakhar will contest from the same seat. Sukhjinder Raj Singh Lalli Majthia will contest from the high-profile Majithia constituency. The youngest nominee in the first list was Angad Saini who is aged 25.

In the second list of 17 candidates, one sitting MLA's name has been dropped and five others have been re-nominated. The party has re-nominated three-time MLAs Jagmohan Singh Kang and Amrik Singh Dhillon. Indian Youth Congress president Amrinder Singh Raja Warring is going to contest from Gidderbaha and Karan Kaur Brar from Muktsar. Sitting MLA from Bhadaur SC seat Mohammad Sadique has been shifted to Jaito reserved constituency while MLA Ajaib Singh Bhatti has been shifted to Malout SC seat.

In the final list, candidates for the remaining three seats have been named. Inderbir Singh Bolaria has been chosen to contest from Amritsar South, Manju Bansal from Mansa and Sanjay Talwar from Ludhiana East. With this, the party has finished naming its candidates for all 117 assembly constituencies going to polls in the state. The party's Punjab unit chief Captain Amarinder Singh has been named as the congress chief ministerial candidate in assembly elections.

In the last Punjab Assembly elections held in 2012, the SAD-BJP alliance returned to power while Congress sat in opposition.

List of Punjab Congress Candidate List 2017

AC No.AC NameCandidates Name
1SujanpurAmit Singh
2BhoaJoginder Pal
4GurdaspurBarindermeet Singh Pahra
5Dina NagarAruna Chaudhary
6QadianFatehjang Singh Bajwa
7BatalaAshwani Sekhri
8Sri HargobindpurBalwinder Singh
9Fatehgarh ChurianTript Rajinder Singh Bajwa
10Dera Baba NanakSukhjinder Singh Randhawa
11AjnalaHarpartap Singh
12Raja SansiSukhbinder Singh Sarkaria
13MajithaSukhjinder Raj Singh (Lalli)
14JandialaSukhwinder Singh Danny Bandala
15Amritsar NorthSunil Dutti
16Amritsar WestRaj Kumar Verka
17Amritsar CentralOm Parkash Soni
18Amritsar EastNavjot Singh Sidhu
19Amritsar SouthInderbir Singh Bolaria
20AttariTarsem Singh D.C.
21Tarn TaranDr. Dharambir Agnihotri
22Khem KaranSukhpal Singh Bhullar
23PattiHarminder Singh Gill
24Khadoor SahibRamanjeet Singh Sahota Sikki
25Baba BakalaSantokh Singh
26BholathRanjit Singh Rana
27KapurthalaRana Gurjit Singh
28Sultanpur LodhiNavtej Singh Cheema
29PhagwaraJoginder Singh Mann
30PhillaurVikramjit Singh Chaudhary
31NakodarJagbir Singh Brar
32ShahkotHardev Singh Ladi
33KartarpurCh. Surinder Singh
34Jalandhar WestSushil Kumar Rinku
35Jalandhar CentralRajinder Beri
36Jalandhar NorthAvtar Singh Junior
37Jalandhar Cantt.Pargat Singh Powar
38AdampurMohinder Singh Kaypee
39MukerianRajnish Kumar Babbi
40DasuyaArun Dogra
41UrmarSangat Singh Gilzian
42Sham ChaurasiPawan Kumar Adia
43HoshiarpurSunder Sham Arora
44ChabbewalDr. Raj Kumar
45GarhshankarLov Kumar Goldy
46BangaSatnam Singh Kainth
47Nawan ShahrAngad Singh
48BalachaurDarshan Lal
49Anandpur SahibKanwar Pal Singh
50RupnagarBrinder Singh Dhillon
51Chamkaur SahibCharanjit Singh Channi
52KhararJagmohan Singh Kang
53S.A.S.NagarBalbir Singh Sidhu
54Bassi PathanaGurpreet Singh
55Fatehgarh SahibKuljit Singh Nagra
56AmlohRandeep Singh
57KhannaGurkirat Singh Kotli
58SamralaAmrik Singh Dhillon
59SahnewalSatwinder Kaur Bitti
60Ludhiana EastSanjeev Talwar
61Ludhiana SouthBhupinder Singh Sidhu
62Atam NagarKamal Jit Singh Karwal
63Ludhiana CentralSurinder Kumar Dawar
64Ludhiana WestBharat Bhushan (Ashu)
65Ludhiana NorthRakesh Pandey
66GillKuldeep Singh Vaid(Bulara)
67PayalLakhvir Singh Lakha
68DakhaMajor Singh Bhaini
69RaikotAmar Singh
70JagraonMalkit Singh Dakha
71Nihal Singh WalaRajwinder Kaur
72Bhagha PuranaDarshan Singh Brar
73MogaHarjot Kamal Singh
74DharamkotSukhjit Singh
75ZiraKulbir Singh
76Firozpur CityParminder Singh Pinki
77Firozpur RuralSatkar Kaur
78Guru Har SahaiGurmeet Singh Sodhi
79JalalabadRavneet Singh Bittu
80FazilkaDavinder Singh Ghubaya
81AboharSunil Jakhar
82BalluanaNathu Ram
83LambiAmarinder Singh
84GidderbahaAmrinder Singh Alias Raja Warring
85MaloutAjaib Singh Bhatti
86MuktsarKaran Kaur
87FaridkotKusaldeep Singh Kiki Dhillon
88KotkapuraBhai Harnirpal Singh Kukku
89JaituMohammad Sadique
90Rampura PhulGurpreet Singh Kangar
91Bhucho MandiPritam Singh Kotbhai
92Bathinda UrbanManpreet Singh Badal
93Bathinda RuralHarvinder Singh Laddi
94Talwandi SaboKhushbaz Singh Jatana
95MaurHarminder Singh Jassi
96MansaManoj Bala
97SardulgarhAjit Inder Singh
98BudhladaRanjit Kaur Bhatti
99LehraRajinder Kaur Bhattal
100DirbaAjaib Singh Ratolan
101SunamDaaman Thind Bajwa
102BhadaurJoginder Singh
103BarnalaKewal Singh Dhillon
104Mehal KalanHarchand Kaur
105MalerkotlaRazia Sultana
106AmargarhSurjit Singh Dhiman
107DhuriDalvir Singh Goldy
108SangrurVijay Inder Singla
109NabhaSadhu Singh
110Patiala RuralBrahm Mohindra
111RajpuraHardial Singh Kamboj
112Dera BassiDeepinder Singh
113GhanaurThekedar Madan Lal Jalalpur
114SanourHarinder Pal Singh Mann
115PatialaAmarinder Singh
116SamanaRajinder Singh
117ShutranaNirmal Singh

Congress CM Candidate from Punjab

Captain Amarinder Singh has been named as the congress chief ministerial candidate by the party vice president Rahul Gandhi in a rally in Amritsar. Amarinder Singh was initiated in the Congress by Rajiv Gandhi in 1980 and was first elected as the member of Parliament in 1980. However, he resigned from the Congrees and the parliament in a protest against the army action in the golden temple and joined Shiromani Akali Dal.

He went on to become Minister in the state government but due to some difference with Akali Dal left them and floated a group named Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic). It was merged with the Congress in 1998. He became president of Punjab Pradesh Congress committee two times from 1999 to 2002 and 2010 to 2013. He served as a chief minister of Punjab in 2002. In the last Lok Sabha elections held in 2014, he defeated senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley. Captain Amarinder Singh hails from the royal family of Patiala and has served Indian Army as well.

Punjab Congress Manifesto 2017

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released the Congress party's manifesto for the upcoming Punjab assembly elections in Delhi along with parallel releases in Chandigarh and five other cities in Punjab. He was accompanied at the event by state Congress chief Amarinder Singh besides Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and Ambika Soni. Singh said that the Congress manifesto pointed to a 'tremendous potential' of Punjab in terms of agriculture, manufacturing, services, infrastructure and social services.

He stated that the present SAD-BJP government in the state had failed to make adequate use of this potential. Praising the Congress' CM nominee Amarinder Singh, Manmohan Singh said that Punjab was in bad need of the latter's leadership in order to improve the fiscal situation and that his work is unrivalled in agriculture and manufacture. The Congress manifesto also promises farmers a loan waiver worth Rs 67,000 crore and a job to each of the 55 lakh households. Punjab Congress Vice President and former state Finance Minister Manpreet Badal said that ending the mafia alone would boost revenue generation manifold.

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Last Updated on March 11, 2017