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27 November, 2006

Price rise to be poll plank of BJP-SAD-CVM alliance

Chandigarh Tribune
Chandigarh, November 26: Putting its reported differences on seat-sharing on the backburner, the BJP-SAD-CVM alliance today kicked off its election campaign for the December 20 election to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh (MCC), saying price rise will occupy the centrestage of the electoral battle.
...Though the other speakers were guarded in their criticism of the local Congress leadership, a former MP, Mr Satya Pal Jain, launched a scathing attack on the Minister of State for Finance, Mr Pawan Bansal, alleging that the the Congress had gone back on its majority of promises made during the 2001 MCC poll and the 2004 Lok Sabha elections.
Discounting differences among the alliance partners on the seat-sharing issue, Mr Jain claimed that the alliance was united and geared up for the crucial polls. ...