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Hockey legends turned candidates hit streets in Jalandhar Cantonment as campaign fever starts

ThePrint follows the election campaigns of hockey legends Pargat Singh of the Congress and Surinder Singh Sodhi of AAP, and of the Congress’s Malvika Sood, sister of actor Sonu Sood.

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Jalandhar & Moga: Election campaigning in Punjab is currently in full swing. Though leaders are currently not allowed to hold rallies, door-to-door campaigning, small public meetings, and strategising are currently keeping politicians on their toes.

ThePrint followed the election campaigns of hockey legends Pargat Singh of the Congress and Surinder Singh Sodhi of the Aam Aadmi Party who have locked horns for the Jalandhar Cantonment Assembly constituency.

Singh is an incumbent cabinet minister who held three key portfolios in the government — sports, education, and NRI affairs. At Dhani village, Singh visited a gurdwara to offer prayers and attended a local weightlifting competition.

Sodhi, conducting door-to-door campaigning in the main market, was greeted by hockey fans, old teammates and classmates.

In Moga, ThePrint caught up with Congress candidate Malvika Sood, campaigning with her brother, actor Sonu Sood. The actor was a crowd-puller with many eager to click pictures with him.

In Jalandhar, big cutouts of Congress leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi were put up ahead of a virtual rally. Congress supporters lined up to get a glimpse of Singh. However, many were disappointed as he didn’t stop his motorcade to greet them.

Local villagers rasing hands for Congress cabinet minister in Punjab and hockey player pragat Singh campaigning in his constituency Jandiala Village in Dhani pind Jalandhar cantt | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Villagers raise hands for Congress leader and hockey legend Pargat Singh at Jandiala village in Jalandhar Cantonment | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Local spots persons weight lifting in front of cabinet minister in Punjab and hockey player pragat Singh at his constituency Jandiala Village in Dhani pind Jalandhar cantt. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Local sportspersons compete in a weightlifting competition in Jandiala Village as cabinet minister and hockey legend Pargat Singh looks on. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
 After spech of Congress cabinet minister in Punjab and hockey player pragat Singh children's playing games at his constituency Jandiala Village in Dhani pind Jalandhar cantt | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Children play on the weightlifting turf at Jandiala village after the weightlifting event attended by Pargat Singh. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi cutout at the road of Jalandhar | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Cutouts of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi line the streets of Jalandhar. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Aam Adami party van at Jalandhar city market | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Aam Aadmi party van parked at the Jalandhar city market | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Child Ragpiker passing through the Election van of the Aam Adami party at Jalandhar cantt Bazzar | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A rag picker walks past the Aam Aadmi party van at Jalandhar Cantonment market | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Sonu Sood brother of Congress candidate Malvika Sood helping for her to fix the Mike during the campaigning at her constituency Khukhrana village in Moga | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Actor Sonu Sood fixes the microphone for his sister and Congress candidate Malvika Sood as they campaign at Khukhrana village in Moga. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Film actor Sonu Sood brother of Congress candidate Malvika Sood helping phographer to shoot at the campaigning for her constituency Khukhrana village in Moga | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Sonu Sood helps a photographer shoot during his sister’s campaign at Khukhrana village in Moga. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Congress candidate Malvika Sood and her brother Sonu Sood campaigning for her constituency Khukhrana village in Moga | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Congress candidate Malvika Sood and her brother Sonu Sood campaign at Khukhrana village in Moga. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Congress candidate Malvika Sood and her brother Sonu Sood (standing on the side )campaigning for her constituency Khukhrana village in Moga | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Malvika Sood and her brother Sonu Sood campaign at Khukhrana village in Moga. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Surinder Sodhi Olympian AAM Party candidate campaigning at jalandhar market cantt area
Hockey legend and AAP candidate Surinder Sodhi campaigns at the Jalandhar Cantonment market | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Child Ragpiker looks on the Surinder Sodhi Olympian AAM Party candidate campaigning at jalandhar market cantt area | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A rag picker looks on as AAP’s Surinder Sodhi campaigns in Jalandhar. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

(Edited by Manoj Ramachandran)


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