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Congress will pay dearly if it rejects my candidature from Maur: Balkar Sidhu

Maur: Singer-turned-politician Balkar Sidhu is among ‘unfortunate probables’ of Congress who are yet know their fate, as the party is to announce the list of remaining candidates probably on January 9 or 10, a day or two before the nomination procedure starts for Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections.

Balkar, who is ticket contender of Congress from Maur, a suburban town in Bathinda district, is all set to give a jolt to party if the party does not field him from Maur. Balkar Sidhu is party’s Punjab unit’s choice but Sukhraj Singh Natt, who has an equally good say in party’s Central leadership managed to get his name through in the final panel of contenders for the ticket.

Talking to Daily Post, Balkar Sidhu said that I am sure that I will get the ticket since I have been working under Captain Amarinder Singh and senior lobby of Punjab Congress are in my favour. I don’t know how Sukhraj managed to get his name included in the final panel through Central leadership, but I am sure if party does not field me it will affect the party in almost six constituencies.

“I have a huge fan following with around 8.5 lakh followers in Punjab. I will become a rebel but it is obvious that my supporters will shift to Aam Aadmi Party,” said Balkar.

It is pertinent to mention that Balkar Singh contested Talwandi Sabo bye-elections in 2014 after his ticket was replaced by Aam Aadmi Party. Later, he was refused primary membership of the party and he joined Congress in February 2016. Since then, he has been fighting hard within the party to get the ticket from Maur.

Challenging the party cadre on his approach if the party does not field him, Balkar reveals that he is in contact with other Congress contenders like Satpal Mulewala from Budhladha and Gurpreet Kaur Gagowal, daughter-in-law of Sher Singh Gagowal from Mansa, who are also ready to extend their support to AAP in case the party bets on others from the respective constituencies.

“We all are a family and we are one, we will not become rebels but our supporters will not accept this,” said Sidhu.


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