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Posted at: Feb 11, 2019, 7:34 AM; last updated: Feb 11, 2019, 7:34 AM (IST)POLL NOTES

Raghunath is Left pick from Anandpur Sahib

Raghunath is Left pick from Anandpur Sahib
Raghunath Singh

Anandpur Sahib: The Left declared Comrade Raghunath Singh as their candidate for the Lok Sabha polls here on Sunday. Party’s politburo member and former MP Nilotpal Basu announced the name of Raghunath Singh at a state-level general body meeting of the CPM here. Raghunath Singh holds the post of the party’s state secretariat member and state general secretary of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions. TNS

Kang Junior stages show of strength

Anandpur Sahib: Seeking the Congress ticket from Anandpur Sahib for the Lok Sabha elections, Yadavinder Singh Kang, son of former Punjab minister Jagmohan Singh Kang, staged a show of strength here on Sunday. Yadavinder (39), a Zila Parishad member in Mohali district, reached here in a cavalcade of cars with hundreds of his supporters and paid obeisance at Takth Sri Kesgarh Sahib. Later, he went to Naina Devi to pay obeisance. However, Yadavinder denied that it was a show of strength. TNS

SAD looking for new ally in Haryana 

Rallies by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Haryana are being seen as pressure tactics for alliance with the BJP or any other political party as it is believed that the party is not in a position to win any seat on its own. SAD president Sukhbir Badal addressed a rally in Ambala on February 9 and will address another in Sirsa on February 17.  The party had contested the 2009 and 2014 Haryana Assembly elections in coalition with the INLD and the SAD  won the Kalanwali (Sirsa) seat. But the INLD severed the ties last year in the wake of the SYL issue. Now, the SAD is looking for a new partner, which could be the BJP or the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP). — TNS

 

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