Another political family splits

Another prestigious political family in Punjab stands divided in this poll season of family break-ups.

The run up to Punjab polls has already witnessed the first family of the Badal’s to former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s family divided largely on account of soaring political ambitions and complexities that are inherent to political pursuit.

Manpreet Dolly, the daughter of the late veteran Akali leader and well-respected former Punjab minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh has jumped into the poll fray as an independent candidate after her father’s parent party, the Akali Dal, cold shouldered her and denied a party ticket. The fissures in the family are evident. Dolly’s brother Jasjit Bunny, a Akali Dal leader, instead of supporting his sister’s contest from Dera Bassi, has chosen to back the Akali Dal candidate pitted against her. Akali Dal has chosen to field a real estate developer N K Sharma from the seat.

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