bjp: SC panel chief Sampla & NCM head Lalpura in BJP’s Punjab list | India News

bjp: SC panel chief Sampla & NCM head Lalpura in BJP’s Punjab list | India News


CHANDIGARH: BJP released its second list of 27 candidates for the Punjab polls on Thursday, picking the chairpersons of two national commissions and as many sitting Congress MLAs who crossed over to the saffron camp recently. The list has three women candidates, including former chief parliamentary secretary Seema Kumari from the Bhoa (SC) assembly segment.
Former Union minister of state and chairperson of the National Commission of Scheduled Castes, Vijay Sampla, has been fielded in the Phagwara (SC) constituency, while National Commission for Minorities chairperson and former IPS officer Iqbal Singh Lalpura will contest the Ropar seat.
Of the 65 seats that BJP is contesting in alliance with former CM Captain Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) and Rajya Sabha member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa’s Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt), the saffron party has yet to announce candidates for three of these –Amritsar East, Amritsar Central and Tarn Taran.





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