Jalandhar: Sharomani Akali Dal (Badal) announced Naib Singh Kohar, son of late ex-minister Ajit Singh Kohar, as the official candidate of his party for Shahpur by-poll.
SAD president Sukhbir Badal visited bypoll-bound Shahkot Assembly constituency on Wednesday and announced Kohar’s name as party candidate.
He also roped in Aam Aadmi Party leader Amarjit Thind, who represents the Kamboj community in the constituency, into the SAD fold.
Then, Sukhbir tried his best to convince the voters that the Congress government in the state would be in power for just another year as the Assembly elections would be held alongside the next parliamentary poll.
“The PM has already made up his mind that the two elections will be held together throughout the country. Even the Election Commission has hinted in this direction. Congress will be in power only for one more year and not four years,” he said.
It’s pertinent to note Former Akali minister and sitting MLA from Shahkot Ajit Singh Kohar died in February this year. Ajit Kohar was elected five times Legislative Assembly Member continually from Shahkot constituency. Kohar start his political journey in 1997 from Lohia constituency as MLA. He was 78 years old.