Though 21 candidates are in fray, the contest seems to be among Vijay Inder Singla of Congress, Sukhdev Dhindsa of SAD and Bhagwant Mann of AAP.
Senior Shiromani Akali Dal leader and loyalist of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal is a sitting Rajya Sabha member. Dhindsa started his political career in 1972, when he was elected as MLA.Earlier, he represented Sangrur Lok Sabha seat and was union minister of sports and chemicals and fertilsers in Atal Bihari government from 2000 to 2004. He was also a member of Rajya Sabha from 1998 to 2004. His son, Parminder Singh Dhindsa, is the Finance Minister in Punjab government.