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Himachal by-elections: Congress’s star campaigner of Sidhu, Kanhaiya Kumar, Captain missing

The Congress on Friday named Navjot Singh Sidhu as one of its star campaigners for the October 30 bypolls to four Himachal Pradesh seats — three assembly and one Lok Sabha. President.

In a letter to the Election Commission of India, Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal has submitted a list of 20 star campaigners for Mandi Lok Sabha and Arki, Fatehpur and Jubbal-Kotkhai by-elections, which also includes Kanhaiya Kumar. Assembly seats.

Sidhu had last month submitted his resignation from the post of Punjab Congress chief, saying he cannot compromise on the future of his state and its welfare. It was only after 10 days of struggle with the high command that Sidhu started working as PPCC chief and immediately announced the Uttar Pradesh march to meet the families of farmers killed in the violence. Lakhimpur Kheri.

Congress has also listed its two Chief Ministers – Charanjit Singh Channi (Punjab) and Bhupesh Baghel (Chhattisgarh) – its star campaigner as actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar, Shimla (Rural) MLA Vikramaditya Singh, former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Punjab minister Gurkeerat Singh Kotli besides .

A notable name missing from the list of star campaigners is that of former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who shares family ties with Pratibha Singh, wife of former Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh and Congress candidate from Mandi parliamentary constituency.

In this list, senior party leaders Anand Sharma, Rajiv Shukla, Asha Kumari, Dhaniram Shandil, Sachin Pilot, Sanjay Dutt, Thakur Kaul Singh, Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, Kuldeep Singh Rathore, Mukesh Agnihotri, Rajendra Rana and Dharamvir Singh Rana.

AICC co-in-charge for Himachal Sanjay Dutt said that he has to finalize the dates on which the star campaigner will visit the state for the party candidates.

The weather is not clear yet Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who also has a residence in the state, will campaign for the Congress.

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