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Punjab Assembly polls 2022: Congress CEC finalises candidates, first list to be out soon; CM Channi may contest from 2 seats

Punjab Meeting polls 2022: Congress CEC finalises candidates, first listing to be out quickly; CM Channi could contest from 2 seats | Information

New Delhi: A gathering of the Congress Central Election Committee (CEC) for Punjab Meeting elections came about on Thursday (January 13, 2022) via video conferencing by which dialogue was held to finalise candidates.
The primary listing of Congress candidates for Punjab polls can be out quickly. Curiously, Chief Minister Charanjeeet Singh Channi, who’s at present representing the Chamkaur Sahib seat in Punjab Meeting, is more likely to contest from two seats. 
Based on sources, Congress has finalised the listing of greater than 70 candidates which embody numerous sitting MLAs. One other spherical of the CEC assembly can be held and the primary listing of Congress candidates is more likely to be introduced on Friday.
A high supply within the Congress knowledgeable that the get together is eager to subject present Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi from two seats in two completely different areas of Punjab.
“Other than Chamkaur Sahib Meeting seat which is available in Maajha area of Punjab, Congress is all set to subject CM Channi from Adampur Meeting constituency which falls within the Doaba Area the place numerous seats have a piece of Dalit votes who’re a deciding issue within the area. Together with that, it won’t be a shock to see sitting MPs as candidates for Meeting polls,” the supply added.
Speaking to ANI, Congress MP Jasbir Singh Gill stated that he’s eager to struggle if the get together needs to subject him for meeting polls.
“We’re eager to struggle if the get together needs us to subject for meeting polls, however it may be determined by get together interim president Sonia Gandhi. If she is going to ask me to contest the polls, I’ll positively struggle the polls,” Gill stated.
One other Congress MP on the situation of anonymity stated, “Sure, there’s a dialogue on fielding MPs like Pratap Singh Bajwa whose tenure is ending in March from Rajya Sabha.”
When requested why Congress needs to subject its sitting MPs in Meeting polls, the Member of Parliament replied that the purpose behind placing them is to make the battle severe and construct up the notion that the get together needs to win the elections. 
The MP gave the instance of Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal Meeting polls the place greater than a dozen sitting MPs have been fielded. Having misplaced a number of states to the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) in recent times, Congress is in search of one other time period in Punjab the place the get together is in a powerful place from municipal companies to Legislative Meeting. 
The time period of the Punjab Meeting will finish in March. The Meeting polls in Punjab are scheduled to happen in a single section on February 14. The votes can be counted on March 10.
Within the 2017 Punjab Meeting polls, Congress received an absolute majority within the state by successful 77 seats and ousted the SAD-BJP authorities after 10 years. Aam Aadmi Occasion emerged because the second-largest get together successful 20 seats in 117-member Punjab Legislative Meeting. 
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) might solely handle to win 15 seats whereas the BJP secured 3 seats.
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