Lok Sabha Polls 2024 | Face-off: Karamjit Anmol vs Hans Raj Hans

The two are contesting from Faridkot.
Last Updated : 18 April 2024, 13:43 IST
Last Updated : 18 April 2024, 13:43 IST

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AAP nominee Karamjit Anmol is a famous actor-singer who is considered close to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, with whom he campaigned during the 2022 Assembly polls. Anmol and Mann are also known for their political comedy before joining politics.

Though the party was planning to field cabinet minister Dr Baljit Kaur from Faridkot, after her refusal to contest the elections, Mann put his weight in favour of Anmol. He belongs to Gandhuyan village in CM’s home district Sangrur.

Anmol has acted in several hit films including Carry on Jatta, Nikka Zaildar and Muklawa. The political novice praises the Punjab CM as being honest. Anmol, whose seven to eight movies are in the pipeline for release, said he accepted the Lok Sabha ticket saying it will give him an opportunity to serve people.

At present, the seat is held by Congress MP Mohammad Sadique, a noted Punjabi folk singer. The Congress is yet to announce its candidate from the constituency.

Polling for the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab will be held on June 1.

Hans, who has been into politics for the last 15 years, and is a sitting MP from North West Delhi constituency, will be trying his luck from his home state this time.

Hans, 62, also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has done a lot for the Sikh community and cited the opening of the Kartarpur corridor as one of his achievements.

Hans, born in Shafipur village in Jalandhar district, entered politics by joining the Shiromani Akali Dal in 2009 and unsuccessfully contested from the Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat. He quit the SAD in 2014 and two years later, joined the Congress. He again switched sides and came into the BJP fold.

He became an MP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections by winning the North West Delhi seat on BJP ticket. Padma Shri awardee Hans has sung many famous Punjabi songs like Dil Tote Tote Ho Gaya, Dil Chori Sada Ho Gaya and Nachi Jo Saade Naal.

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Published 18 April 2024, 13:43 IST

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