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Amrinder, Manpreet in Congress first list for Punjab polls

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Chandighar, 15 Dec 2016 : Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh and former Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal are among the 61 candidates announced by the party on Thursday in its first list for the upcoming assembly elections.

While Amarinder Ssingh will contest from Patiala, Manpreet Badal will fight from Bathinda Urban. The party, in its first list, has retained 31 sitting MLAs.

Meanwhile, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu’s name is not there.

New Delhi:  Congress party’s deputy leader in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh addressing the media in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Photo by Atul Yadav (PTI11_21_2015_000161A)

Among other prominent figures in the list are Charanjit Channi, the sitting MLA from Chamkaur Sahib (SC), Rajinder Kaur Bhattal from Lehra, Sunil Jakhar from Abohar, and O.P. Soni from Amritsar Central.

The name of former Lok Sabha MP Vijay Inder Singla is also there. He will contest from Sangrur, from where he lost the poll for the parliamentary constituency of the same name in the 2014 general elections.

The list was released by party General Secretary Madhusudan Mistry.

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Jammu, 13 Oct : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti was on Tuesday released from detention. “PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is being released from detention,” said Jammu and Kashmir administration spokesperson Rohit Kansal.

A government order issued on Tuesday night said her detention was being revoked with immediate effect.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration in July had extended her detention by three months under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

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The decision was taken after a meeting of the Akali Dal’s Kaur Committee which lasted for more than four hours today. Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal addressed the press after the meeting and announced that he would no longer be a part of BJP-NDA.

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