Highlights

  • Punjab CM Channi's brother to contest state polls as an independent
  • Manohar Singh was not given a Congress ticket from Bassi Pathana
  • Singh: injustice done to people of Bassi Pathana, current MLA incapable

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The CM's brother was reportedly denied a ticket apparently because of the party's 'one family, one ticket' rule. 

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's brother Manohar Singh, who was eyeing a Congress ticket from Bassi Pathana assembly seat, on Sunday said he will contest as an independent from the constituency after the ruling party fielded its sitting legislator.

In its first list of 86 candidates, the Congress on Saturday gave the ticket to party MLA Gurpreet Singh GP from the Bassi Pathana seat.

Manohar Singh called Congress' decision an 'injustice' to the people of the constituency and alleged that the sitting legislator was 'incapable and ineffective.'

Manohar Singh told PTI that several prominent people of Bassi Pathana area have asked him to fight as an independent and he plans to honour their wishes.

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The CM's brother was reportedly denied a ticket because of the party's 'one family, one ticket' rule.

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