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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Patiala, April 29, 2014
First Published: 18:32 IST(29/4/2014) | Last Updated: 18:41 IST(29/4/2014)
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- Preneet Kaur and Capt Amarinder Singh from the Congres party are the only couple, in the country, contesting Lok Sabha elections from Patiala and Amritsar respectively.
- Dharamvir Gandhi, AAP candidate, is a first timer and a practicing doctor.
- Preneet Kaur, is striving to hold the fort in Patiala, a seat she has represented in the Lok Sabha for the past three terms.
- Preneet is facing tough competition from her one-time aide Deepinder Singh Dhillon (SAD-BJP), who turned rebel in the 2012 assembly elections after being denied the Congress ticket and later joined the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD).
Started in 2008, the widening of the 219-kilometre Zirakpur-Bathinda stretch of National Highway-64 has added a lot of papers to files but not moved an inch on the ground. In the initial plans, the wider road was to be ready by the end of 2010.