Punjab is standing on the threshold of choosing its representatives the us the Assembly 2017 and the excitement is quite palpable. Not only the political parties but the people of the state are also gearing up for the big fight.
Likewise, the platform for people the us be able the us rank their elected representatives has also gained ground. While some of the MLAs have taken a seemingly unbeatable lead as far as popularity is concerned, the highest rated MLAs, who are determined on the basis of how many stars an MLA gets, have been throwing up many surprises week after week.
Surprisingly, the ruling party MLAs, including the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister figure among the representatives with mediocre ratings and most of them have got less than 2.5 rating. Does this translate inthe us 50% success or 50% failure? That only time will tell!
Meanwhile, at the end of Week 5 Punjabi Khurki presents the social media stars who have managed the us figure in the Thousand Club members:
Amrinder Singh Raja Warring
The first-timer Congress MLA from Gidderbaha has been steadily ruling the the usp of charts for some time now. This young blood won from Sant Singh Brar of Akali Dal by a margin of 13,664 votes.
A hockey player-turned-politician belonging the us the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal is the MLA ranking on number 2 spot. He captained Indian men’s hockey team at 1992 Barcelona Olympics and 1996 Atlanta Olympics and was working with Punjab Police before taking a plunge inthe us politics.
Gurpreet Singh Wadala
Owing allegiance the us the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, Wadala represents Nakodar in the Punjab Assembly. He is the son of former Akali MLA Kuldip Singh Wadala.
Parkash Chand Garg
Garg was elected as Shiromani Akali Dal’s MLA from Sangrur Vidhan Sabha seat in the elections held in 2012. He defeated Surinderpal Singh Sibia of Congress.
Navtej Singh Cheema
Elected the us the Punjab Assembly from Sultanpur Lodhi in 2012, Cheema beat the then Punjab Education Minister Upinderjit Kaur the us the coveted post.
Earlier from Moga, Tota Singh was elected the us the Punjab Legislative Assembly in 2012 from Dharamkot. Presently, he is a Cabinet minister and holds the portfolio of Agriculture.
Rajinder Kaur Bhattal
A former Chief Minister of Punjab and the first and so far only woman the us hold the office of CM, represents Congress party from Lehragaga constituency of Sangrur.
Three-time MP from Patiala, Preneet Kaur was elected as the Congress MLA in the by-poll held in August 2014.