In the history of Punjab till now BJP has not contested from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat. This will be the first time that the party will field an authorized candidate from Sangrur seat.
The BJP has gathered on the preparations for the by-election in Sangrur Lok Sabha seat. The party can play a big bet in this important by-election by fielding Sunil Jakhar as its candidate. Soon the central leadership of the party is going to take feedback on its decision in all the assembly seats across the state and in Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency. Till now Congress has been using Jakhar as the Hindu face in Punjab.
The BJP is very serious about the Sangrur Lok Sabha by-election to be held in December. The central leadership of the party has continuously maintained its activism in Punjab regarding civic elections and by-elections. Recently, party’s national general secretary Dalip Sekia had visited several districts of Punjab regarding the civic body and the Sangrur by-election. At the same time, a meeting was also held with the office bearers of all fronts in Chandigarh.
So far, discussions are going on in the party on the names of Parminder Singh Dhindsa and Arvind Khurana. After Jakhar joined the party, now the party has got a big Hindu face. Some senior party leaders said that the central leadership is soon preparing to take feedback from party workers from all the districts of the state and all the assembly constituencies of Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency regarding the nomination of Jakhar. He said that if Jakhar is made the face of the by-election, the party is sure to win.
BJP will contest Sangrur elections for the first time
In the history of Punjab till now BJP has not contested from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat. This will be the first time that the party will field an authorized candidate from Sangrur seat. Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency includes Sangrur, Leharagaga, Sunam, Dhuri, Malerkotla and Ahmedgarh city areas. Being a city area, BJP is assuming a strong support base here.
Nine assembly constituencies in Sangrur
Sangrur parliamentary constituency consists of nine assembly constituencies Malerkotla, Dhuri, Sangrur, Sunam, Dirba, Lheragaga, Barnala, Bhadaur and Mahalkalan. In these nine constituencies, a total of 12 lakh nine thousand votes were cast in the assembly elections and AAP got more than 6 lakh 43 thousand votes. Which constitutes more than 53 percent of the total vote. Congress got two lakh 18 thousand, Akali Dal got one lakh 41 thousand, BJP alliance got 86 thousand and Akali Dal Amritsar got about 76 thousand votes.
Political journey of Sunil Jakhar
1. Sunil Jakhar is the son of former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar.
2. Sunil was born in 1954 in the Jakhar family.
3. Consecutive MLA from Abohar Constituency from 2002 to 2017
4. In 2017 assembly election from Abohar was defeated by BJP candidate.
5. Won by-election to Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in 2017 after the death of MP Vinod Khanna
6. Jakhar was appointed as the President of Punjab Congress in 2017
7. Contested Lok Sabha elections again from Gurdaspur seat in 2019 but faced defeat