The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday released the first list of candidates that are going to be in the fray in the 2017 Punjab Assembly election. Senior lawyers HS Phoolka and Himmat Singh Shergill figure in the list of 19 candidates.
Former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Mohan Singh, a Dalit face, who had joined the AAP in June, will contest from Ferozepur rural.
Poolkha, who had unsuccessfully contested Lok Sabha polls from Ludhiana on an AAP ticket, will be a party candidate from Dakha. The senior lawyer had led a campaign to get justice for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims and could be a strong contender for being projected as the party’s chief ministerial face.
Shergill will contest from SAS Nagar Mohali. He had also unsuccessfully contested on AAP ticket from Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency.
Below is the list tweeted by the party’s official Twitter handle: