Aapna Punjab Party (APP) president Sucha Singh Chhotepur is likely to contest the Assembly elections from the Gurdaspur seat, according to sources.Chhotepur neither confirmed nor denied the development, but his son, Ajaypal Singh, said the decision had been taken by his father after month-long deliberations with his supporters.Chhotepur had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Gurdaspur on the AAP ticket. He bagged 1.78 lakh votes to finish third, securing a lead of 28,000 votes from this Assembly constituency. “He has a sizeable vote bank in the town because of his long-time association with various farmers’ and employees unions,” an APP leader said.An announcement of Chhotepur’s candidature is expected to be made after AAP declares it candidates from all nine seats under the Gurdaspur parliamentary constituency. So far, the party has named candidates from Dinanagar, Bhoa, Sujanpur, Fatehgarh Churian and Dera Baba Nanak seats.Meanwhile, Joginder Chhina, AAP candidate from Dinanagar, held a road show today. He led a cavalcade of 130-odd cars in the constituency. Last week, a similar event was organised by GS Kushalpur, AAP candidate from Dera Baba Nanak.
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