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congress: Chandigarh: Wives, sons of leaders dominate Congress list of 30 | Chandigarh News



CHANDIGARH: The Congress on Thursday released its first list of 30 candidates for 35 seats of MC. The list has 17 new faces, three sitting and six former councillors, including exmayor Kamlesh. The party has also given tickets to relatives (wives, sons) of Congress leaders. Tickets have been given to Sumit Chawla, son of Chandigarh Congress president Subhash Chawla; and Atinder Singh Robby, son of party’s vice-president Bhupinder Singh Badheri.
Among the sitting councillors who have got the ticket are Gurbax Rawat from ward 27; Satish Kainth from ward 31 and Ravinder Kaur Gujral from ward 23. Congress councillor Sheela Phool Singh’s name is missing. Leader of opposition and councillor Devinder Babla’s wife Harpreet Kaur Babla will fight from ward 10, which was reserved for woman.
The party has also given ticket to Congress chief spokesperson HS Lucky from ward 2; former councillor Vijay Rana from ward 33. Vijay’s mother Rana Kashmiri Devi is former senior deputy mayor. The party’s mahila wing president Deipa Asdhir Dubey will contest from ward 12. Party’s state general secretary Gurpreet Singh Gabi has been fielded from ward 34. National spokesperson of Indian Youth Congress Abhishek Sharma Shanky is among the new faces. He will fight the polls from ward 32.
Abhishek’s father late Satish Sharma was a senior Congress leader. Former councillor Jannat Jahan is in the fray from ward 4. Darshana Rani, wife of former mayor Gurcharan Dass Kala; Mamta Giri, wife of Congress district president Rameshwar Giri; and Rana Balwinder Kaur have also been given tickets. Party’s colony cell chairman Mukesh Rai’s wife Mamta Devi is also in fray.

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