punjab: All five AAP candidates elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Punjab

All five candidates of Aam Aadmi Party have been elected unopposed from Punjab for the Rajya Sabha elections. Officials gave this information on Thursday.

AAP had nominated former cricketer Harbhajan Singh, party leader Raghav Chadha, Lovely Professional University founder Ashok Mittal, IIT Delhi professor Sandeep Pathak and industrialist Sanjeev Arora for the elections to be held on March 31.

Thursday was the last day for withdrawal of nominations.

No candidate withdrew his nomination papers till 3 pm. Thus, Surinder Pal, Returning Officer-cum-Secretary, Punjab Vidhansabha said that all the five candidates who filed nominations for the biennial elections have been elected unopposed.

He said that a report in this regard has been sent to the Election Commission of India.

No other political party had nominated any candidate from Punjab for the Rajya Sabha elections.

The tenure of five Rajya Sabha members from Punjab, Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (SAD), Naresh Gujral (SAD), Pratap Singh Bajwa (Congress), Shamsher Singh Dullo (Congress) and Shwet Malik (BJP), ends on April 9. ,

Harbhajan Singh is a former spinner of the Indian cricket team. Singh, who hails from Jalandhar, also captained Mumbai Indians and Kings XL Punjab in the IPL.

Ashok Mittal is the founder of the Phagwara-based Lovely Professional University (LPU), the first private university in the state and the largest in India.

Raghav Chadha, 33, is AAP’s co-in-charge of Punjab affairs and is considered by the party as one of the architects of its victory in the state assembly elections.

Sandeep Pathak, associate professor at IIT Delhi, was also instrumental in formulating AAP’s victory strategy in the state elections. He did his PhD from Cambridge University, UK.

Ludhiana-based businessman Sanjeev Arora runs the Krishna Pran Breast Cancer Charitable Trust. He founded it after his parents lost their lives to cancer. The trust has given free treatment to more than 160 cancer patients.

Arora is also a member of the Governing Board of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana and Apex Council of Punjab Cricket Association.

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