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Updated: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:45:00 GMT | By IANS

Congress fields Amarinder from Amritsar

Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa, though not in good terms with the ex-CM, had batted for Singh


New Delhi: Congress may field former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to take on BJP leader Arun Jaitley in Amritsar. (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Congress Friday fielded former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh from Amritsar to take on senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The party fielded former union minister Ambika Soni from Anandpur Sahib replacing sitting party MP Ravneet Singh Bittu.

The two names from Punjab as well as candidates from some other states were announced by party general secretary Madhusudan Mistry at a media briefing here.

Amarinder Singh's name came even as he Thursday declined to contest, saying he would not be able to do justice to its people.

Expressing his inability to contest from the Amritsar seat, Amarinder Singh said in a statement in Chandigarh that he had made his stand against fighting the Lok Sabha elections clear to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

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