Baldev Singh Mann has been fielded from Sunam while Harpal Juneja will contest from Patiala Urban seat, said senior SAD leader Daljit Singh Cheema.
Despite a ban on stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, farmers continue to defy it as there is a short window between harvesting paddy and sowing wheat.
In Delhi, the Congress leaders are expected to meet AICC general secretary Harish Rawat and other party leaders for deliberations on cabinet expansion, said party sources.
After the resignation of Amarinder Singh from the top post in Punjab, months before the Legislative Assembly elections Punjab, speculation was rife that the former Chief Minister will join BJP.
At 32%, Punjab has the highest SC population in the country. Add to that the 18% strength of the backward classes, and they form a sizeable vote bank.
Capt. Amarinder Singh resigned as chief minister of Punjab with less than five months to go for the Assembly polls after a bruising power struggle with state party chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Soni said a party exercise is underway in Chandigarh, where the AICC general secretary is present along with two observers who are meeting all the MLAs and asking them for their opinion.
Reacting to Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s criticism, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said they had misinterpreted his appeal and linked it to the upcoming Assembly polls.
BJP national general secretary Dushyant Gautam, the party in-charge for Punjab, inducted Inderjeet Singh in the party.
While party president Sukhbir Badal will contest from Jalalabad, his father and party patron Parkash Singh Badal does not figure in the list.
The Shiromani Akali Dal on August 29 announced the names of three candidates for the 2022 assembly elections.
A section of Punjab Congress leaders expressed their resentment over Amarinder Singh to party high command.
Congress delegation includes five ministers -- Tript Rajinder Bajwa, Sukhjinder Randhawa, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Charanjit Channi and Pargat Singh.
Sidhu also trained guns at the previous SAD-BJP regime accusing them of patronising mafias in Punjab.
Tewari in a tweet cited Punjab's demography and mentioned that Sikhs constitute 57.75 per cent of the population while Hindus and Dalits constitute 38.49 and 31.94 per cent respectively.