Lok Sabha elections 2024: AAP releases names of 8 candidates for Punjab. Full list here

  • Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday released a list of 8 candidates for Punjab, fields 5 cabinet ministers.

Written By Sanchari Ghosh
Updated14 Mar 2024, 02:45 PM IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal(HT_PRINT)

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2024, the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday released its list of 8 candidates for Punjab.  

As per the list, Cabinet ministers Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal has been fielded from Amritsar, Laljit Singh Bhullar from Khadoor Sahib, Gurmeet Singh Khudian from Bathinda, Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer from Sangrur and Balbir Singh from Patiala.

Jalandhar MP Sushil Rinku has again been fielded from the seat.

The party named Gurpreet Singh GP its candidate from the Fatehgarh Sahib seat. Singh, a former Congress MLA from Bassi Pathana, had recently joined the AAP.

Punjabi actor Karamjeet Anmol has been fielded from Faridkot seat.

AAP, and Congress fail to ally Punjab

AAP and Congress are INDIA bloc partners and have closed their seat-sharing deal in Delhi, Haryana, Goa, Chandigarh, and Gujarat. However, they failed to arrive at an agreement in Punjab for the Lok Sabha elections.

As part of the agreement reached between the ruling party in Delhi and the grand old party, Congress will contest 3 of the 7 Lok Sabha seats in the national capital while the AAP will field candidates in the remaining 4 constituencies. In Punjab, AAP will contest the elections solo.

However, an opinion poll has predicted that in Punjab, AAP is likely to win just one seat in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, while Congress is expected to win seven seats and NDA is expected to win three seats.

There are 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab with four seats reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates. In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, the Congress-led UPA alliance clinched 8 seats, while the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) managed to secure four. The AAP, which was contesting for the first time in the state won one seat.

AAP is the first party in the state to have announced its candidates for the upcoming general elections

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First Published:14 Mar 2024, 02:45 PM IST
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