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AAP’s Ghuggi to contest from Batala, 3 other candidates announced too

Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday announced its Punjab convener and actor Gurpreet Singh Waraich ‘Ghuggi’ as its candidate from Batala constituency, as it announced the seventh list with four names for the upcoming state assembly polls.

punjab Updated: Dec 11, 2016 19:22 IST
Gurpreet Guggi

Guggi joined the AAP in February and was appointed the convener replacing Sucha Singh Chhotepur.(HT Photo)

Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday announced its Punjab convener and actor Gurpreet Singh Waraich ‘Ghuggi’ as its candidate from Batala constituency, as it announced the seventh list with four names for the upcoming state assembly polls.

Others on the list are Sukhwant Singh Padda from Kapurthala, Atul Nagpal from Abohar, and Sukhwinder Singh Mann from Sardulgarh.

Waraich, a native of Khokhar Faujian village in Batala, joined the AAP in February and was appointed the convener replacing Sucha Singh Chhotepur who was removed from the post after a video clip surfaced showing him allegedly taking bribe in exchange for poll tickets.

By nominating him from Batala, the party has put the speculations to rest about fielding him against state minister Bikram Singh Majithia from Majitha constituency. The AAP had announced a few days back to field a “prominent face” against Majithia.

Waraich, 45, popularly known as ‘Ghuggi’, is a graduate and has acted in several movies. He began his career with the Jalandhar Doordarshan.

With this list, the total number of candidates announced for the polls has reached to 102. Punjab has a total of 117 constituencies.

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