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17 November, 2008

BJP sounds poll bugle

The Tribune
Chandigarh, November 16: The election scene for the Chandigarh Parliamentary seat hotted up today with the BJP sounding the poll bugle with a rally by LK Advani, its prime ministerial candidate.
Though the BJP is yet to formally announce its candidate for the Chandigarh seat, the party roped in its star campaigner for “Vijay Sankalp rally” in a bid to project a united front and throw the ball into the court of Congress candidate and minister of state for finance, Pawan Kumar Bansal and BSP’s Harmohan Dhawan.
... Launching a scathing attack on the Congress-led UPA government, Jain alleged that the Central government was to blame for various problems afflicting the city and Bansal was trying to shift the blame on the officials of the Chandigarh Administration.
“The UT administrator, the adviser to the administrator and Bansal were part of the same establishment and Bansal was behaving as the lame duck MP by blaming the administration for Central government's various acts of omission and commission,” Jain alleged. ...