SANTOKH SINGH, 66, CONGRESS
Soft-spoken and honest, a noncontroversial figure in the party. Replaces sitting MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee as the candidate. “People have a limit to believe in the lies spread by SAD president Sukhbir Badal. There is no Modi wave in Punjab and the country. Results in the entire Punjab will be surprising for the SAD,” Santokh says.
Chief parliamentary secretary and Adampur MLA, Tinu enjoys being the youth face of the scheduled castes. Belongs to an ordinary SC family but has a strong political background. “I am not one of the Chaudharies who have a strong political legacy. I am an ordinary youth from the SC community,” he says.
Kotli is the best bet for the BSP. Expected to increase the vote bank of the BSP that may dent political equations for the SAD-BJP. “Both the SAD-BJP and the Congress are two sides of the same coin. People are waiting for a change and the BSP is the best alternative for all communities,” says Kotli.