Akali leader refuses to contest from seat announced by SAD for 2022 Punjab polls

The Akali leader said that the ticket should be given to his son Gurpreet Singh Maluka

Former Minister and Akali leader Sikander Singh Maluka on August 29 refused to contest from Rampura Phul constituency after his name figured in the list of three candidates announced by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for the upcoming assembly polls.

Sikander Singh Maluka said the ticket should be given to his son Gurpreet Singh Maluka. The SAD on August 29 announced the names of three candidates for the 2022 assembly elections.

It fielded Sikander Singh Maluka from Rampura Phul, Parkash Singh Bhatti from Bathinda Rural and Darshan Singh Kotfatta from Bhucho assembly seat. These three seats fall in Bathinda district.

“SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal has announced three more candidates for Vidhan Sabha election. Mr. Sikandar S. Maluka from Rampura Phul, Parkash Singh Bhatti from Bathinda Rural & Darshan Singh Kotfatta from Bhuchon Assembly constituency,” said SAD leader Daljit Singh Cheema in a tweet.

After his candidature for Rampura Phul seat was announced, Sikander Singh Maluka said his son Gurpreet Singh Maluka has been working in this constituency for the last one year and the ticket should be given to his son. He said the party did not consult him before announcing his name for the Rampura Phul seat. Sikander Singh Maluka said he should be fielded from Maur seat.

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