SAD’s Mohali choice uncertain

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Amidst still uncertainty over SAD’s move in Mohali, the local leadership has started raising its voice for giving tickets to local candidates. The party may swap the Mohali assembly seat with its alliance partner BSP.

This week, actress-turned-politician Sonia Mann, who was supposed to be a potential candidate, joined the party after some farmers’ organizations decided to boycott her if she joins any political party. Didn’t happen

Mann was active in the agricultural movement and was also working in the constituency for the past few months.
Following this development, local leaders started demanding that the party should field a local candidate and the local leadership also approached party president Sukhbir Singh Badal.

“Yes, we have asked our leadership to field a local candidate. We have many people who have been working for the party for a long time. Every time we get an outsider as a candidate. But this time the party should listen to the workers and the result will be positive,” said a senior party leader from Mohali.

Earlier there was speculation that former Anandpur Sahib MP Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra wanted the ticket from Mohali. But after the party’s dismal performance in the municipal elections earlier this year, the party took a strategic step and gave the seat to the BSP.

The party had announced the candidature of Chadumajra from the Ghanaur seat two days ago. Now it has become interesting to see who will be the candidate from Mohali.

If party insiders are to be believed, then for the first time a woman can be fielded from this seat.

The names of former Punjab State Commission for Women President Paramjit Kaur Landran and former councilor Kuldeep Kaur Kang are also in the news.

“There is a strong possibility that the party may field a woman candidate. The party will take a decision soon,” said a former councillor. Indian Express,

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