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Cong to Go along with ‘One Household, One Ticket’ Rule to Counter ‘Dynasty’ Allegations, Infighting

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The Congress has given its approval to the ‘one household, one ticket’ rule for the upcoming Punjab meeting elections. This could doubtlessly throw a number of senior celebration leaders or their relations out of the ballot fray.

Distinguished amongst these prone to be affected are chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s youthful brother Dr Manohar Singh, who had resigned as a senior medical officer and staked declare for the Bassi Pathana seat.

The nod to the rule was given at a screening committee assembly chaired by Congress common secretary Ajay Maken.

Additionally, cupboard ministers Brahm Mohindra and Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa have been hoping to get tickets for his or her sons within the upcoming polls.

A celebration insider stated cupboard minister Rana Gurjit Singh had additionally sought a ticket for his son from Sultanpur Lodhi, a constituency represented by Congress MLA Navtej Singh Cheema. Nonetheless, it should be underlined that Cheema is being backed by Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu at the same time as Rana Gurjit was reportedly making ready the bottom for his son.

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This additionally successfully guidelines out any possibilities of Sidhu’s spouse Navjot Kaur contesting polls from Amritsar. Although the celebration denied that she could be within the fray, sources stated her supporters have been additionally eager on her leaping into the ballot fray once more. She has earlier remained MLA from Amritsar (East), the constituency that her husband presently represents.

Social gathering insiders stated the choice has been taken to forestall allegations of “dynastic politics” by the opposition and likewise to cease additional fuelling the bickering inside the celebration.

“If tickets would have been allotted to relations of 1 specific foyer, the opposite would have cried foul and resulted in additional bickering. This can a minimum of assist the celebration tide over that,” a celebration chief stated, on situation of anonymity.

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