AFTER WINNING in 37 wards out of 50 in the municipal company, the Congress now has a ‘problem of plenty’. Although Punjab Well being Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu’s youthful brother Amarjeet Singh Jeeti Sidhu is the frontrunner for the mayoral publish, the celebration might additionally contemplate the names of some senior councillors, conserving in view the next 12 months’s state Meeting elections.
Aside from Jeeti Sidhu, different councillors who might be frontrunners for the mayoral publish embody three-time councillor Amrik Somal, former president of the council Rajinder Singh Rana, three-time councillor and former senior deputy mayor Rishab Jain.
A celebration supply stated that conserving in thoughts the 2022 state Meeting elections, Sidhu will play rigorously and may give the mayoral publish to somebody who’s his shut confidante.
“Jeeti little doubt is a frontrunner but when the Sidhu household retains this publish in the household it might go in opposition to them in the coming Meeting elections, so there’s a chance that the mayoral publish might be given to somebody outdoors the household. There are candidates who’re near Sidhu,” the supply added.
Amrik Singh Somal is a three-time councillor. He’s amongst the senior-most councillors in the celebration and had defeated heavyweight candidate Kulwant Singh.
Rishab Jain can also be a robust candidate. Jain had received the elections 3 times whereas his spouse Raj Rani Jain had received for the fourth time.
Rishab Jain additionally remained the senior deputy mayor from 2015 to 2020 and can also be near the Sidhu household. Sidhu might eye non-Sikh votes in the metropolis by making Jain the next mayor.
Rajinder Singh Rana, who remained president of the council from 2006 to 2010, might additionally be in the race as he’s near Sidhu.