Cell Restore Store Proprietor, ‘Pad Girl’, Outgoing CM’s Namesake amongst AAP’s 6 Big Slayers

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They have been candidates whom not many took critically or took the pains to go meet. However these six Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) candidates have turned out to be large slayers in Punjab, sending residence the large wheels of Punjab politics, together with 4 former chief ministers.

At Information18, nonetheless, we made it some extent to fulfill a few of them through the ballot marketing campaign. Let’s start with cell phone restore store proprietor Labh Singh Ugoke, who was the AAP nominee from Bhadaur, which CM Charanjit Singh Channi selected as one of many two locations to contest from. When Information18 had caught up with Ugoke in a small village within the constituency final month, he informed us that he was shocked the nationwide media was trying to find him and that this was his first election after working as a groundworker for AAP for the previous few years. Ugoke is a protege of the brand new CM, Bhagwant Mann, and was dwelling in a two-room dwelling in a village in Bhadaur.

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Then take the case of 50-year-old Jeevan Jyot Kaur, AAP’s candidate in Amritsar (East) the place many presumed the battle was between the large names, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Bikram Majithia. However Kaur managed to beat each of them on the seat. That is additionally Kaur’s first election and he or she drew AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal’s consideration after her work as a ‘pad lady’ in Punjab who supplied sanitary napkins to ladies within the state’s jails and has been a social employee for over 20 years. “I don’t need Amritsar to turn out to be one other Majithia,” she had informed Information18 about her battle. Kaur has risen by the ranks in AAP since 2015.

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Additionally meet Ajit Pal Singh Kohli, a former mayor of Patiala who was with the Akali Dal however jumped ship to the Aam Aadmi Get together to tackle Captain Amarinder Singh. He defeated each the Captain and the Congress candidate from the Patiala seat, Vishnu Sharma, although this constituency had been held by Amarinder and the Congress celebration for 3 many years now. Kamboj had informed Information18 in Patiala that AAP stood probability there as locals have been bored with each the Captain and the Congress as nothing was carried out for the town’s improvement.

CM Charanjit Singh Channi misplaced his seat of Chamkaur Sahib to his namesake Charanjit Singh of AAP who’s a health care provider and had contested in opposition to him within the 2017 elections too however misplaced. Singh had always challenged Channi, telling Information18 throughout campaigning that the CM needed to choose the second seat of Bhadaur fearing his defeat from Chamkaur Sahib. Singh had additionally raised unlawful sand mining and the raids on Channi’s nephew by the Enforcement Directorate as distinguished points throughout campaigning within the Chamkaur Sahib constituency.

Then, there may be 37-year-old Jagdeep Kamboj ‘Goldy’ of AAP who has ended the reign of former deputy CM and Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal from Jalalabad and that too by over 30,000 votes. Kamboj is a youth chief of AAP and headed its backward courses wing. He was made the district incharge by the celebration and picked because the Jalalabad candidate final December. Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann did roadshows for Kamboj in Lambi to throw their full weight behind him.

The most important shock of all, nonetheless, appears to be within the Lambi seat itself, the place former five-time CM and MLA for 25 years, Parkash Singh Badal, has been humbled by AAP candidate Gurmeet Singh Khudian who can also be a former Congress chief and comes from a political household. Up to now, even Captain Amarinder Singh needed to style defeat in opposition to Badal from Lambi. Khudian’s father was an MP however was discovered lifeless in mysterious circumstances close to a canal. He has been in opposition to the Badals for lengthy and at last obtained even with them. “Badal did nothing for Lambi. Everybody says nobody can defeat him. I’ll show them unsuitable,” he had informed Information18.

So assured have been Kejriwal and Mann about these candidates that that they had brazenly mentioned and even written on a chunk of paper earlier than the media that each Badals would lose their seats, Bikram Majithia and Sidhu can be defeated and Channi can be overwhelmed on each seats.

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