Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan among star campaigners for Punjab

Chandigarh: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice President Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are among the Congress party’s star campaigners for the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab.

Ex-cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin and Bollywood star Sonu Sood are also in the list of 40 star campaigners.

According to a statement, the list includes several Congress chief ministers and former chief ministers from various states, as well as a host of senior national level party leaders.

These include Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot as well as former Punjab Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.

Among the top AICC leaders chosen to give a boost to the Punjab Congress campaign are AICC general secretary and MP Ambika Soni, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar and former union ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde and Pawan Kumar Bansal.

Rajasthan PCC president Sachin Pilot and UPCC president Raj Babbar have also been shortlisted to campaign in the state for the February 4 elections to 117 seats.