"I will join the Congress on Wednesday. Senior leaders in the party have assured me ticket from Hari Nagar," four-time legislator Balli said. While there was no official confirmation from the Congress, party sources said that he is likely to get the ticket.

Congress on Monday declared its first list of candidates in which it decided to field Surender Kumar Setia from Hari Nagar, held by Balli. BJP denied ticket to Balli after deciding to give the seat to its old ally, Akali Dal (Badal) which fielded Shyam Sharma.

(Agencies)

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