Himachal Bypolls: Congress names Sidhu, Kanhaiya Kumar star campaigners, Capt lacking

The Congress Friday named Navjot Singh Sidhu amongst its star campaigners for the October 30 bypolls to 4 seats — three Assembly and one Lok Sabha — in Himachal Pradesh, simply days after he created a recent disaster within the get together’s Punjab unit by submitting his resignation as its chief.

In a letter despatched to the Election Commission of India, Congress common secretary KC Venugopal has submitted an inventory of 20 star campaigners, which additionally consists of new inductee Kanhaiya Kumar, for the by-elections to Mandi Lok Sabha and Arki, Fatehpur and Jubbal-Kotkhai Assembly seats.

Sidhu had submitted his resignation because the Punjab Congress chief final month, saying he couldn’t compromise on his state’s future and its welfare. It was solely after a 10-day tussle with the excessive command that Sidhu began taking over works because the PPCC chief and promptly introduced a march to Uttar Pradesh to satisfy the households of the farmers who died in violence in Lakhimpur Kheri.

The Congress has additionally listed its two chief ministers — Charanjit Singh Channi (Punjab) and Bhupesh Baghel (Chhattisgarh) — as its star campaigners other than actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar, Shimla (Rural) MLA Vikramaditya Singh, former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Punjab minister Gurkirat Singh Kotli.

A notable identify lacking from the record of star campaigners is that of former Punjab chief minister Capt Amrinder Singh who shares household relations with Pratibha Singh, the spouse of former Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh and the Congress candidate for Mandi parliamentary constituency.

Others within the record embrace senior get together leaders Anand Sharma, Rajeev Shukla, Asha Kumari, Dhaniram Shandil, Sachin Pilot, Sanjay Dutt, Thakur Kaul Singh, Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, Kuldeep Singh Rathore, Mukesh Agnihotri, Rajender Rana, and Dharamvir Singh Rana.

AICC co-incharge for Himachal Sanjay Dutt mentioned they’re to finalise the dates on which the star campaigners will go to the state to canvass for get together candidates.

It is just not clear but climate Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who additionally has a residence in state, will marketing campaign for Congress.


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