Akali Dal fields Jagir Kaur from Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha constituency

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) field former minister Jagir Kaur as its candidate from the Khadoor Sahib constituency for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. A formal announcement is likely to be made on Tuesday, say party insiders.Former president of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Jagir Kaur has also started campaigning in all nine assembly segments —Tarn Taran, Khadoor Sahib, Khemkaran, Patti, Baba Bakala, Jandiala, Kapurthala, Sultanpur Lodhi and Zira — in the Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha constituency.An Akali citadel, Khadoor Sahib has voted in favour of SAD candidates since 1977, except in 1992 when the party boycotted the polls.The SAD had to find a ‘suitable’ face for its bastion after party’s senior vice-president and incumbent MP Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, along with former minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan and former MP Rattan Singh Ajnala formed a new political outfit — Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali) in December 2018.

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