Chhotepur announces First 15 candidates of Apna Punjab Party (APP); all AAP rebels
The Apna Punjab Party (APP) today announces its first 15 candidates. Sucha Singh Chottepur today said in a press conference that eight candidates were for General elections and seven are for reserved.
The candidates are Sarwan Singh Sewak( Dinanagar), Baljeet Singh Bhatti ( Baba Bakala), Dr Jugal Kishore ( Jalandhar West), Ashwani Joshi ( Nawanshahsr), Manjinder Singh Romi (Bassi Pathana),Dr Harpal Singh (Jaiton), Jaswinder Singh Gill (Bathinda Rural), Jarnail Singh Akaalgarh ( Nabha), Sharanjeet Singh Jogipur (Ghanaur).
Hardip Singh Kingra, who was training coordinator of AAP, has already been named from Faridkot.
But after denied ticket from Faridkot, he had revolted against AAP.
Dr Surinder Kumar Dwivedi, former joint secretary of the AAP’s labour wing will now be APP candidate from Kotakpura. Gurvinder Singh Shahi from Bhulath. Baljeet Singh Bhatti sarpanch Sathiala village, will contest from Beas.
Major Jarnail Singh (retd) will contest from Balachaur and Puneet Bharadwaj, son of former deputy chairman of State Planning Board RR Bhardwaj, will be fielded from Derabassi. RR Bhardwaj was incharge of AAP’s intellectual cell. Prof Gurvinder Singh Mananke is APP candidate from Tarn Taran.
Talking to the media, Chottepur said that all 15 candidates were earlier AAP volunteers, but they were not given their dues. He said each of the candidates had been selected by the screening committee through a transparent process. He said that the remaining candidates would also be announced soon.