Former Punjab minister Anil Joshi joins Akali Dal ahead of polls

By PTI

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday announced candidates for six assembly seats for the 2022 Punjab Assembly polls.

The party fielded Jagmeet Singh Brar from the Maur assembly seat and named Jeet Mohinder Singh as its candidate from Talwandi Sabo.

Suba Singh has been fielded from Jaitu, Mantar Singh Brar from Kotkapura, Kanwarjit Singh Rosy Barkandi from Muktsar and Parambans Singh Romana from Faridkot.

Romana is the party’s youth wing president.

SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal announced Jagmeet Singh Brar from Maur, Jeet Mohinder Singh from Talwandi Sabo, Suba Singh from Jaitu, Mantar S Brar from Kotkapura, Kanwarjit S Rosy Barkandi from Mukatsar & Parambans S Romana from Faridkot as party candidate for Vidhan Sabha,” said party leader Daljit Singh Cheema in a tweet.

The party chose Jagmeet Singh Brar, who had joined the Akali Dal in 2019, from Maur seat even as former minister and Akali leader Sikander Singh Maluka was keen on fighting from this assembly segment.

Maluka had refused to contest from Rampura Phul assembly seat after he was named as the candidate on August 29.

Maluka had then said that his son Gurpreet Singh Maluka should be fielded from Rampura Phul.

Punjab has 117 assembly seats.