PATTI (TARN TARAN): Tarn Taran is divided into four assembly constituency’s i.e. Khadoor Sahib, Khem karan, Patti and Tarn Taran. Out of these, Patti has its own significance as son-in-law of Punjab chief minister, Adesh Partap Singh Kairon is a sitting MLA from here and is seeking re-elections.
This seat also assumes significance for another reason as Kairon was able to win this seat with a narrow margin of just 59 votes. In 2012 assembly elections Kairon won this seat with least margin against Congress candidate Harminder Singh Gill. Though the duo even contested against each other in 2007, the victory margin reduced from thousands into two digits.
Gill even today is reported to wield a considerable influence in the area and is again seeking ticket from this segment.
On the other hand, Adesh Partap Singh Kairon’s grandfather, Partap Singh Kairon has remained Punjab CM in 60s.
Keeping in mind the reduced victory margins, it can be stated that Assembly election 2017 are not going to be cake walk for Kairon. With AAP coming into fray the contest this time is going to be a triangular one.
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