The Punjab unit of Congress on Saturday announced the first list of 86 candidates for the upcoming legislative assembly elections. This announcement left a few upset, including Punjab CM's brother.
CM's brother Dr Manohar Singh, who has been denied the ticket from Bassi Pathana reserved segment, announced his candidature as an Independent. Channi is learnt to have supported his brother’s candidature.
Dr Manohar, recently quit as a Senior Medical Officer, has accused sitting MLA Gurpreet Singh GP, state congress chief Navjot Sidhu and a few others of conspiring against him.
In case of Bassi Pathana and Adampur, the allocation of ticket is being seen as the outcome of rivalry between Channi and Sidhu, though the party has been citing “winnability surveys” as the reason for selection of candidates.