Shiromani Akali Dal, which is trying hard to regain the power of Punjab, has announced most of its candidates. Akali Dal has tied up with BSP for the 2022 assembly elections. Under this agreement, Akali Dal will contest on 97 seats and BSP on 20 seats. The Akali party has declared 91 candidates out of its 97.
Akali Dal was behind AAP in the last elections
The Akali Dal was reduced to 15 seats fighting the last election with the BJP. He broke his alliance with BJP on the issue of agriculture law. The Akali Dal had fought the last election on 94 seats. It gave 23 seats to BJP. This time Akali Dal will contest on 97 seats and BSP on 20 seats.
Out of the 91 candidates whose names have been released by the Akali Dal, 42 are those who contested the last elections as well. Of these, 18 candidates stood third in their constituency. At the same time, at least 20 of these candidates were such, who lost by less than 1000 thousand votes. The Aam Aadmi Party, which was contesting elections in Punjab for the first time, had defeated the Akali Dal in 2017. He had grabbed the second position leaving the Akali Dal behind.
Sukhbir Singh Badal released the first list of 91 candidates on the previous day, out of which 46.1 percent candidates lost the last election. At the same time, 19.7 percent of the candidates were at number three in their areas.
Which leaders’ seats have been changed?
Akali Dal has changed the seats of some of its candidates of the last election this time. This time he will be contested from other seats. Prakash Chandra Garg contested the last election from Sangrur and stood third. This time he has been made a candidate from Dhuri. Harpreet Singh, who contested from Bhucho Mandi (Reserved), has been fielded from Malout (Reserved). Malkit Singh had contested the last election from Baba Bakla (Reserved). This time he has been made a candidate from Jondila (Reserved) seat. At the same time, SR Keller, who contested the last election from Nihal Singh Wala (Reserved), has been made the candidate from Jagran (Reserve).
Former SGPC president Govind Singh Longowal had contested the last election from Sunam. There he had to face defeat. This time he has been made a candidate from Lahragaga seat. Janmeja Singh Sekhon lost the last election on the Peacock seat. Now he has been made a candidate from Zira. Darshan Singh Kotphatta lost to Malout. This time he has been made a candidate from Bhuchho Mandi seat. At the same time, Prakash Singh Bhatti lost to Balluana in 2017. This time he has been made a candidate from Bathinda (Rural).
Akali Dal has not yet declared candidates for 6 seats under its quota. This also includes the long seat. This seat is represented by Parkash Singh Badal.