Assembly polls: Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma fielded from Pathankot

PTI | , Chandigarh
Jan 22, 2022 01:50 PM IST

Sharma is a former MLA from Pathankot.

Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Kumar Sharma has been fielded from Pathankot for the February 20 state Assembly polls, said the party in a statement released late Friday night.

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Sharma is a former MLA from Pathankot.

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Earlier in the day, the BJP released its first list of 34 candidates, including 13 Sikhs, nine Dalits and two women, for the election to the 117-member Punjab Assembly.

The BJP is contesting the polls in alliance with former chief minister Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Lok Congress and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt).

The BJP earlier used to fight 23 seats when it had an alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal. 

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