His candidature was announced by BSP’s national general secretary, and Rajya Sabha MP Narender Kashat, at a worker’s meeting at Phase 6 today. BSP state president Parkash Singh Jandali was also present.
Kashat said the party leaders had unanimously decided to choose Makhan for the poll. “Makhan is popular in rural, and urban belts. The party has a base of around 1.25 to 1.5 lakh voters in the constituency. We hope to give a tough fight to the rival candidates in the elections,” said Kashat.
Kashat further said that the party would hold several rallies in the state in the next few days. Makhan had joined the BSP along with hundreds of his supporters at a rally in Nawanshahr on February 9.
Makhan, who had been residing in Surrey in British Columbia, was born in Shankar village of Nakodar. He is married, and has two sons. Makhan was baptized as a Sikh in April, 2013.