At the same time, there are many such candidates contesting for the first time, who belong to political houses.
Sandeep Jakhar (45), nephew of former Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar, will try to carry forward the family legacy from the Abohar seat.
An alumnus of Mayo College in Ajmer and Florida International University, Sandeep is a former Youth Congress leader who is contesting from the Jakhar family stronghold.
Malvika Sood Sach (38), sister of software engineer and actor Sonu Sood, is the Congress candidate from Moga. Congress has given a chance to a new face in the form of Malvika by cutting the ticket of sitting MLA Harjot Kamal from this seat.
Ranvir Kaur Mian (30), a lecturer (Lecturer) and PhD in English, is trying her luck from Budhlada (Scheduled Caste) seat.
Mohit Mohindra (32), son of Punjab minister Brahm Mohindra, will contest from Patiala Rural seat. Mohit is a leader of Youth Congress and is a graduate in Law.
At the same time, the name of Kamil Amar Singh (34) is also included in the contestants for the first time, who is in the fray from Raikot (Scheduled Caste). He has an MBA from the University of Cambridge, UK and is a spokesperson for the state unit of Congress. Kamil’s father Dr. Amar Singh is a party MP from Fatehgarh Sahib.
Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s stronghold Jagpal Singh Abul Khurana is in the fray.
Jagpal’s father Gurnam Singh Abul Khurana was a minister in the early 1990s.
Teacher-turned-politician Rajinder Kaur is contesting from Baluana (Scheduled Caste) seat. Youth Congress leader Amarpreet Singh Lalli (39) is the Congress candidate from Garhshankar. Both of them are also contesting elections for the first time.
Apart from these, Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala (28) is contesting for the first time from Mansa on Congress ticket. He is very popular among the youth.