Channi, Siddhu among 86 candidates


Chandigarh, Jan 15 (UNI) The Congress on Saturday released its first list of 86 candidates for the Punjab Assembly elections. Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi will again contest from Chamkaur Sahib (SC) and Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu from his constituency Amritsar East.

Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood's sister Malvika Sood will be a candidate from Moga, Rajya Sabha member Pratap Singh Bajwa will stand from Qadian. Singer Sidhu Moosewala, who joined the Congress recently, has been fielded from Mansa.

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has been fielded from Dera Baba Nanak and Om Parkash Soni from Amritsar Central.

Cabinet Ministers Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa will contest from Fatehgarh Churian, Dr Raj Kumar Verka from Amritsar West (SC) and Aruna Chaudhary from Dina Nagar (SC).