The by-election to Sangrur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab shall be held on June 23 and the votes shall be counted on June 26. The seat fell vacant after Mann resigned from the Lok Sabha following his election to the state Meeting from Dhuri this 12 months. Mann had gained from the seat twice in 2014 and 2019.
An AAP stronghold, the Sangrur parliamentary constituency has 9 Meeting segments, which aren’t removed from Mansa, Moosewala’s residence district. The Aam Aadmi Social gathering gained all 9 Meeting seats within the 2022 Punjab Meeting polls.
The bypoll shall be AAP’s first main electoral battle within the state after it fashioned authorities in March.
Candidates in fray
The AAP has fielded Gurmail Singh, who’s the get together’s Sangrur district in-charge, whereas the Congress has positioned its guess on former Dhuri MLA Dalvir Singh Goldy.
The BJP has fielded former Barnala MLA Kewal Dhillon who joined the saffron get together on June 4.
Kamaldeep Kaur, sister of Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict in former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh’s assassination case, has been fielded by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for the bypoll.
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) chief Simranjit Singh Mann can be contesting from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat.
Campaigning in full swing
Senior leaders of the political events are aggressively canvassing for his or her respective leaders.
Whereas the opposition events are concentrating on the AAP over the difficulty of alleged deteriorating regulation and order scenario, “unfulfilled” pre-poll guarantees, and new excise coverage, the ruling get together is counting on highlighting its selections and crackdown on mafia.
AAP in its marketing campaign has been seen to spotlight its selections comparable to minimal assist worth on ‘moong’ crop, one MLA, one pension, eradicating encroachment from Panchayat lands, and motion in opposition to sand mafia taken by the Bhagwant Mann-led authorities.
The blatant killing of singer Sidhu Moosewala has develop into the main target of opposition events’ ballot marketing campaign. The Congress, BJP and SAD have questioned the Bhagwant Mann authorities’s resolution to withdraw the safety cowl of Sidhu, a day after which he was shot lifeless in Mansa district.
Whereas Warring among the many first of the politicians to go to Moosewala’s household in Mansa district, a battery of different Congress leaders adopted him, extending assist to the sufferer household and launching an aggressive assault on the Mann authorities.
On June 12, the Congress launched a marketing campaign video music, titled “Ek mauka piya bhari es vaar deo apne Goldy nu jimmevari (one likelihood has price us pricey, this time give duty to our Goldy)”, within the constituency, which reveals Moosewala’s lifeless physique and even the memorial website the place he was cremated.