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AAP names 4 candidates for Punjab Lok Sabha polls, fields MLA Ashok Parashar from Ludhiana

Apr 16, 2024 12:38 PM IST

The Aam Aadmi Party released its list of four candidates for Punjab for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2024.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday released a list of four candidates from Punjab for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2024. AAP fielded sitting MLA Ashok Parashar from the Ludhiana seat, along with three other candidates.

AAP candidate Pawan Kumar Tinu with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann (HT)
AAP candidate Pawan Kumar Tinu with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann (HT)

Aam Aadmi Party leader Jagdeep Singh Kaka Brar is set to contest from Ferozpur, Amansher Singh (Shery Kalsi) from Gurdaspur, Pawan Kumar Tinu from Jalandhar and Ashok Parashar Pappi from Ludhiana.

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Out of the four candidates fielded by AAP from Punjab in today's list, three are already sitting MLAs from the state. Pawan Kumar Tinu is the only former MLA on the list, while the rest three candidates are sitting MLAs in the state.

AAP national general secretary Sandeep Pathak announced in a post on X, “Jagdeep Singh Kaka Brar from Ferozepur, Amansher Singh Kalsi from Gurdaspur and Ashok Parashar Pappi from Ludhiana parliamentary seat.”

Brar represents the Muktsar assembly seat, Kalsi is a legislator from Batala seat while Pappi is an MLA from the Ludhiana Central assembly constituency.

Former MLA Pawan Kumar Tinu recently left the Shiromani Akali Dal to join AAP. With this announcement, the AAP has declared candidates on all 13 parliamentary seats in Punjab.

AAP is a part of the INDIA bloc but has decided to contest the the Lok Sabha polls from Punjab independently. The voting for general elections will take place in Punjab in the last phase, on June 1.

Meanwhile, Congress declared its list of 10 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, fielding former CM Charanjit Singh Channi and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) activist Kanhaiya Kumar from the party.

Charanjit Singh Channi will contest the polls from Jalandhar, against AAP's Pawan Kumar Tinu.

While AAP is constesting the polls alone in Punjab, it will be contesting the elections with Congress as its ally in Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party will be fielding candidates from four seats in Delhi, while Congress will contest from the rest three seats.

(With inputs from agencies)

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