The announcement was made by SAD president and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in a statement issued here on Sunday.

Bhagwan Dass Juneja is an eminent social worker, the statement said.

Congress has named former Union minister Preneet Kaur as its candidate from Patiala (Urban) constituency.

The Patiala seat was vacated by Amarinder Singh after he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Amritsar, defeating BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley, necessitating by-polls.

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