“Punjab Congress claimed that the clean image leaders will be the party’s candidate. Meet Khushbaz Singh Jatana, the party candidate from Talwandi Sabo. Jatana was involved in various criminal activities in Chandigarh. Finally, the goon’s name was cleared for Talwandi Sabo constituency.”
Jatana was the president of Students Organisation of Panjab University in 2003. He contested the student council polls but lost the elections with a huge margin. He was arrested by Chandigarh Police for assaulting then PUSU President Malwinder Singh Kang.
He was arrested under sections 147, 148, 323, 506 and 307 of IPC for the attack. Kang was the president of Panjab University Campus Students Council, was admitted to the PGI with broken teeth, bleeding head and injuries all over the body.
The situation got out of control at that time when Jatana, along with around six others attacked Kang with batons and swords. Punjab Congress has given ticket to a criminal background person. As per the information, the party workers from Talwandi Sabo are not happy for Jatana’s name.
The Congress party has given chance to seven new novices and ignored even the prominent leaders of the party. It seems the Punjab Congress is completely derailed from its track. Earlier, the party had to announce the list of 71 candidates but the party withheld the names of 12 sitting legislators.
The party released the list of 61 candidates in its first phase. A source in the party said that the infighting within the senior leadership is the major cause of delay in the list.