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Punjab Elections 2017: Congress announces 23 more candidates

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New Delhi, Jan 12: Ahead of Punjab Assembly Elections, Congress on Thursday released the names of 23 more candidates who will contest in the upcoming Punjab polls.

The third list was released by Congress General Secretary Madhusudan Mistry.

The Congress has so far released names of its 100 candidates and is yet to announce the names of remaining 17 candidates for the 117 assembly seats, for the February 4 polls.

Sitting MLA Rajwinder Kaur Bhagikay from Nihal Singh Wala (SC), who quit the Shiromani Akali Dal in November last year features in the list. Kamaljit Singh Karwal, an ex-Akali leader who recently joined the Congress, has been chosen to fight from Atam Nagar. Another ex-Akali leader to find his name in the list is Pritam Singh Kotbhai from BuchoMandi (SC).

Deepinder Singh Dhillon (Dera Bassi) is also among the new entrants to the Congress to have been chosen to contest on the party ticket. He was expelled the by SAD last year.

Wefornews Bureau

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