The Hush Post|12:46| one-minute-read
Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has announced five candidates for the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Those who will fight elections are Bibi Jagir Kaur from Khadoor Sahib.
From Patiala, it will be Surjit Singh Rakhra.
From Anandpur Sahib it will be Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra.
From Jalandhar Charanjit Singh Atwal’s name has been finalised while from Fatehgarh Sahib Darbara Singh Guru.
It is also being learnt that Sukhbir Singh Badal and Vikram Singh Majithia could also enter the fray to ensure SAD(B) is able to salvage pride after they were completely wiped out in the Vidhan Sabha elections in 2017.
Harsimrat Badal, like twice before remains a natural choice as one of the contestants, probably from Bhathinda.
Post-Bargari episode, The Akalis hit their lowest in the political space of Punjab and to further worsen the situation some senior Akali leaders parted ways with the party like Ranjit Singh Brahmpura and Rattan Ajnala.