Bathinda poll facts
Here are some interesting facts about Bathinda constituency:punjab Updated: Apr 29, 2014 18:12 IST
*Manpreet Badal is the cousin of SAD chief and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal
*Badal had held the post finance minister in SAD govt
*Badal is the only candidate in the entire country who despite being a candidate from another party, PPP, is contesting elections on Congress symbol, after his party signed pact with the Congress.
*Badal is fighting elections against his sister-in-law Harsimrat Badal
*In voting list both families are neighbours
*His name sake Independence candidate 'Manpreet' is also in fray
*Harsimrat defeated Raninder Singh, son of Capt Amarinder Singh.
*Moving from one village to another, wearing camouflage shirt with jeans, Jassi Jasraj has become quite a contradiction, as to what image he is projecting – that of a fauji or just another patriot. A heavy wooden pava (log) on his shoulder confuses the onlookers.
*Jasraj as a school student was fond of singing Chamkeela songs; became Karran Jesbir when he sang Jawahar Wattal’s “Dhai lakh di” in early 2000, quite played during marriages.
*He became Jassi Jasraj when he produced and acted in ‘Bikkar Bai Sentimental’; and is now contesting as Jasraj Singh Longia.
*Longia, as he is known, is moving in villages of the constituency touching Haryana and Rajasthan, but his campaign lacks coordination.