Paramjit kaur Gulshan, 65, SAD nominee, two time winner, contesting the parliamentary elections for the third time, second time from Faridkot. She had won Bathinda seat (reserved) in 2004.
She is MA, B.Ed and was in teaching profession. In these elections, she is facing the public ire, allegedly for remaining absent for most of the time from Faridkot. The Kisan Majdoor (labour and farmers unions) had shown black flags in many villages.
Reta-Bajri (sand and gravel) and use of drugs are other main issues she is facing.Joginder Singh: 56, Congress
Joginder Singh, 56, Congress: The congress high command preferred to field its sitting MLA from Jaitu (reserved), who defeated the SAD vice president and stalwart Gurdev Singh Badal, former agriculture minister, first in 2007 and again in 2012.
Born in a poor family at Mattu village in Muktsar, Joginder Singh had lost his mother while he was three months old. He was brought up by his grandparents and studied uptill 7th grade.
Joginder Singh was reportedly considered close to Captain Amarinder Singh, but after the latest change in the state congress leadership, he was also appointed as the president of the district congress committee Faridkot.
Career Graph: From a worker at FCI labour union to district president and then national level executive member. Further, he was appointed as municipal councilor of Faridkot, Later, he was appointed as the president of truck union in Faridkot and finally a MLA, and that too twice.
Sadhu Singh: 73, AAP: Sadhu Singh is a first timer. He is a retired lecturer in English from Government Brijindra College, Faridkot.
Sadhu Singh was born in Manuke village of Moga district and had joined as draftsman in irrigation department, Chandigarh. He continued his studies in evening colleges and finally did his post graduation in English from PU Chandigarh.
He is mainly banking on the Kejriwal wave, besides being popular in academic field. He has his close links in academic, sports, culture, literary fields.