AAP picks 2 Padma-awardee Sikhs for RS


STUNG by criticism over choosing non-Punjabis for Rajya Sabha seats in March, the ruling AAP in Punjab Saturday selected two Sikhs, each Padma Shree award winners, as its candidates for the polls to the Higher Home of Parliament. The candidates are surroundings activist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal and businessman-philanthropist Vikramjit Singh Sahney.

An announcement on this regard was made by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on his Twitter deal with.

“I’m blissful to announce that AAP is nominating two Padma Shri awardees for the Rajya Sabha. One is environmentalist Padma Shri Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal and second is Padma Shri Vikramjit Singh Sahney. My greatest needs to each of them,” stated Mann in a tweet.

The time period of two Rajya Sabha members from Punjab, Ambika Soni (Congress) and Balwinder Singh Bhunder (Shiromani Akali Dal), is because of expire on July 4.

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Given the overwhelming majority of AAP within the Punjab Home — 97 of the 117 legislators are from the ruling occasion — its candidates are more likely to be elected unopposed.

Sources stated that AAP was on the defensive when it had nominated two Delhi-based leaders to Rajya Sabha in March this yr. The Opposition had additionally criticised AAP, alleging that it had despatched non-Punjabis to Rajya Sabha from the state. The occasion additionally confronted criticism for not with the ability to ship a Sikh or a social activist.

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Taking a lesson, the AAP has now chosen two Sikh personalities, who’re well-known for his or her activism.



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