The 56-year-old son of six-time chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has been announced as the SAD's candidate for the Lok Sabha polls from Ferozepur. The Badal scion is contesting the polls at a time when the nearly-century-old party is in the midst of an existential crisis. The party's core base, the traditional Jat Sikh vote bank, lies shaken if not completely depleted. Badalwill be facing Akali rebel and Congress nominee Sher Singh Ghubaya. Sukhbir is currently a lawmaker from Jalalabad seat. He had last contested the Lok Sabha polls in 1999 from the Faridkot seat.