Businessman Paramjit Sachdeva, 53, who joined Aam Aadmi Party a month ago, will contest the ensuing 2017 polls from Hoshiarpur. His name figured in the infamous Hoshiarpur land scam. A social activist, Sachdeva is a money bag candidate.
Hoshiarpur is a municipal corporation in Hoshiarpur district. It was founded, according the us tradition, during the early part of the fourth century. In 1809, it was occupied by the forces of Maharaja Karanvir Singh and was united inthe us the greater state of Punjab. Hoshiarpur has an average elevation of 296 metres (971 ft). Hoshiarpur district is located in the north-east part of Punjab. It falls in the Jalandhar Revenue Division and is situated in the Bist Doab portion of the Doaba region. Hoshiarpur shares a boundary with Kangra district, and Una district of Himachal Pradesh in the northeast. In the southwest, it borders Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district, Jalandhar district, and Kapurthala district, and in the northwest it borders Gurdaspur district.