The MC polls that are scheduled for December 17 and the election results to all 60 wards in Patiala, 80 wards in Jalandhar and 85 wards in Amritsar will be declared on the same day. SAD-BJP alliance partners on Sunday hold day-long parleys to decide the issue of seat sharing between the two and by late evening they mutually agree on a pact. On the list of 41 SAD candidates for the Patiala municipal corporation’s 60 seats — four are wives of sitting and former councilors. According to the information, Simrat Kohli, nominated from ward number 31, is wife of former Patiala mayor Ajit Pal Singh Kohli. Sitting Akali councillor Sukhwinerpal Singh Minta has made way for his wife, Harpreet Kaur, from ward number 13 and councillor Malwinder Singh Jhill for his wife, Harmeet Kaur, from ward number 15. Former SAD councillor Ravinder Singh Jonny Kohli’s wife, Ramanjit Kohli, is in the fray this time from his ward number 37. The party has nominated sitting councilor Sanjeev Happy Sharma’s wife, Monica Sharma, from ward number 45 and Meenakshi Singla, wife of former councillor Gopal Singla, from ward number 59 on its first list issued of 31 candidates in Patiala on Monday. The women quota may also prove that age is no bar.
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