Seasoned Congress leader Balbir Singh Sidhu is contesting for the second time from this segment
In the newly carved assembly constituency, Mohali, it is Sidhu v/s Sidhu. Prior to 2012, Mohali was a part of Kharar Assembly constituency.
Seasoned Congress leader Balbir Singh Sidhu, is engaged in Liquor business, and contesting for the second time from Mohali. While Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has fielded an IAS officer TPS Sidhu, who happen to be a Deputy Commissioner in Mohali, against Sidhu this time.
TPS Sidhu is son-in-law of veteran Akali leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and a brother-in-law of Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Finance Minister of Punjab.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had pitched Narinder Singh Shergill, as a party candidate from Mohali.
While Balbir Sidhu is banking on Congress’s vote bank besides his own supporters, the Akalis are leaving no stone unturned to make their ‘son-in-law’ and former bureaucrat TPS Sidhu win the seat.
In 2012 elections, Balwant Singh Ramoowalia was the SAD candidate from this assembly seat, who lost to Sidhu but party has not fielded him from this seat for the coming elections.
The constituency is Congress dominated. After Sikh community, Hindus have second largest share. The constituency has a total of 1,77,023 voters including 93,374 male and 83,649 female.
In last one decade, the constituency’s urban area has witnessed a boom in real estate. Due to its proximity with Chandigarh, a lot of housing projects have come up here.
One of the best planned cities of Punjab, Mohali is also known as a commercial hub of state and has been developed as IT hub.