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Punjab: Cong Gen Next waiting to jump into poll fray

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections may turn out be the launch pad for children of some Punjab Congress leaders, with the generation next eyeing party tickets for the May 19 polls. With the Congress claiming to be in a firm position in Punjab, it may not strictly follow the one family, one ticket rule which was introduced during the 2017 Assembly elections in the state. The party has received over 180 applications from ticket aspirants to contest the Lok Sabha polls in Punjab. Maximum applications are for Khadoor Sahib, Anandpur Sahib and Ferozepur seats. Winnability is going to be the main factor in giving tickets, said Asha Kumari, Congress Punjab Affairs in-charge. Children of several Cabinet ministers, former ministers, MLAs and ex-legislators are among those looking to jump into the poll fray. Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi s son, Anumit Hira, is seeking ticket for Ferozepur seat while Health Minister Brahm Mohindra s son, Mohit, is hoping to contest from Bathinda ...

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