Just a day after state Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh talked of his leaders and workers being in "high spirts", the party suffered yet another jolt with its candidate Paramjit Kaur Tung announcing her decision to withdraw from the contest from ward No 14 in favour of SAD nominee Kashmir Kaur.
The withdrawal follows the decision of her husband, Narinder Singh Tung, sitting councillor from the ward and deputy leader of the Congress in the Amritsar Municipal Corporation (AMC), to quit the Congress and join the SAD.
Narinder Tung represented the ward for two consecutive terms and this time did not enter the fray as the ward was reserved for women. Though technically Paramjit Kaur will still figure in the contest, but she will now canvass for the SAD candidate.
The Congress has already gifted ward No 39 to SAD after its candidate withdrew his nomination papers. From ward No 37 also, the Congress nominee withdrew his papers. However, due the presence of independents, there will be a contest in ward No 37 and ward No 14.
The announcement by Narinder Tung was made before the media and in the presence of revenue and PR minister Bikram Singh Majithia here on Wednesday.