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Punjab polls: Capt. Amarinder, Sidhu to file nominations today

| Updated: Jan 18, 2017 16:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 18 (ANI): Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh is all set to file his nomination papers against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) heavyweight and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal from the Lambi assembly constituency on Wednesday. The Punjab Congress president yesterday filed his nomination papers from the Patiala constituency for the February 4 state assembly elections. Meanwhile, Navjot Singh Sidhu, who recently joined the Congress, will also file his nomination from East Amritsar constituency later today. Sidhu's associate and former hockey player Pargat Singh has been allotted the ticket from Jalandhar Cantt, with Jalandhar DCC Rural president Jagbir Singh Brar chosen to contest from the Nakodar seat. In his debut assembly polls, the crickter-turned politician faces Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajesh Honey. Sidhu is expected to be the Congress' star campaigner in the poll-bound state as he is likely to address as many as 70 rallies. Punjab will vote on February 4 and the counting will take place on March 11.(ANI)