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AAP picks Harbhajan Singh, Raghav Chadha, 3 others from Punjab as Rajya Sabha candidates Rajya Sabha Polls
(From L to R) Harbhajan Singh and Raghav Chadha

AAP picks Harbhajan Singh, Raghav Chadha, 3 others from Punjab as Rajya Sabha candidates

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Mar 2022, 01:36 pm

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has recently swept the Punjab assembly elections, on Monday picked former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, its young firebrand leader Raghav Chadha, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) professor Sandeep Pathak, educationist Ashok Kumar Mittal and industrialist Sanjeev Arora as the Rajya Sabha nominees from the state.

The elections to five Rajya Sabha seats, which will fall vacant on Apr 9, will be held on Mar 31.

Singh, a spin bowling legend, had met then Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu before the state elections, fuelling speculations of him joining the grand old party, which suffered a crushing defeat in the hands of the AAP.

However, Singh did not join the Congress.

Chadha, an AAP MLA in Delhi assembly, drove the AAP's campaign in Punjab, which has got its new Chief Minister in the form of Bhagwant Mann.

While Pathak, a Physics Professor, is believed to be close to Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and Mann, Mittal is the founder of Lovely Professional University.