Former Congress MP from Hoshiarpur Charanjit Channi, who joined the Aam Aadmi Party last month, is party’s candidate from Nawanshahr.
While Congress has fielded a newbie Angad Singh as its candidate, Shiromani Akali Dal has picked Jarnail Singh Wahid as its representative.
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district (formerly Nawanshahr district) consists of three sub-divisions Nawanshahr, Banga and Balachaur. There are three legislative seats in the district, Nawanshahr, Balachaur and Banga. They fall under the Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha Constituency. Now Banga is also the third sub-division of the district.
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A former MLA from Nawanshahr and ex-MP from Hoshiarpur, he joined AAP just three weeks ago. His father, Dilbag Singh Saini, was a seven-time MLA. Channi won the Assembly elections in 1997 as an Independent and the Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat in 1999 on the Congress ticket.