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05 September, 2006

BJP, SAD to contest MC poll jointly

Chandigarh Tribune
Chandigarh, September 4: Mr Satya Pal Jain, ex-MP and senior BJP leader and Capt. Kanwaljit Singh, former Finance Minister, Punjab, and now general secretary of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), today jointly addressed a press conference.
   Addressing correspondents, both these leaders said that BJP and SAD will jointly contest the ensuing elections of the Municipal Corporation.
   It is worth mentioning that SAD had constituted a coordination committee of both BJP and SAD on the pattern of the committee formulated in Punjab, in which Satya Pal Jain, ex-MP from BJP and Capt. Kanwaljit Singh from SAD have been appointed as the conveners. Both the above leaders said that a coordination committee would be formulated on behalf of the BJP and SAD, which would prepare a joint strategy in connection with the coming elections of MCC. This committee will launch the election campaign.
   BJP leader Satya Pal Jain has demanded that at least 30 wards should be made for the forthcoming elections of MCC keeping in view the population of the city, and that the population of all the wards should be equal. There should not be any disparity in terms of population in any of the wards. ...