Congress names Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary for Jalandhar Lok Sabha Byelection
Congress has taken the lead over all other parties by naming its candidate for Jalandhar Lok Sabha byelection.
The party has named Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary. She is the widow of former MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary who died while participating in the Bharat Jodo Yatra by Rahuil Gandhi.
Jalandhar is considered a stronghold of Congress as it has won the seat eight times while on remaining three occasions, it has gone to Akali Dal once and twice it went to former Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral. On both the occasions when Mr Gujral won, Shiromani Akali Dal supported him.
Aam Aadmi Party, the ruling party in the State, faces an uphill task in making a dent in Jalandhar. In the previous by-election to Lok Sabha from Sangrur, it lost to Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar candidate Simranjit Singh Mann.