Although the party had previously announced the names of 24 candidates, on Monday it published a full list of 64 candidates for the 2022 state assembly elections.
In June, the SAD had formed an alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the 2022 elections. Under the seat-sharing agreement, the Mayawati-led BSP will fight 20 of the 117 assembly seats in Punjab, while the rest will be challenged by the SAD.
SAD had resigned from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance last year over the issue of agricultural laws. When the SAD had an alliance with the BJP, it fought in 94 seats, while the saffron party fought in 23 seats.
Among the candidates, Adaish Partap Singh Kairon, the son-in-law of former Prime Minister Parkash Singh Badal, has been sent from Patti’s post.
From Ludhiana East, Ludhiana Central, and Ludhiana West, the group included Ranjit Singh Gill, Pritpal Singh Pali, and Maheshinder Singh Grewal, respectively.
From Fazilka, Rajpura, Amritsar North, Amritsar West, Sujanpur, Jalandhar Central, Mukerian, the group called Hans Raj Josan, Charanjit Singh Brar, Anil Joshi, Dalbir Singh Verka, Raj Kumar Gupta, Chandan Grewal and Sarabjit Singh Saabi, respectively.
The BJP used to run its candidates from these ten seats when it had an alliance with Akali Dal.
From the seat of Khem Karan, Virsa Singh Valtoha will fight, from Phillaur Baldev Singh Khaira, from Gurdaspur Gurbachan Singh Babehali, from Ajnala Amarpal Singh Bonny and from Nakodar Gurpartap Singh Wadala, the party said in a statement.