Thu,21 Aug 2014
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).
Voters could be seen queuing up to exercise their franchise as polling began for the by-election in two assembly seats of Patiala and Talwandi Sabo in Punjab Thursday. The fate of 15 candidates will be decided in the by-election.