Cong not to contest civic polls in Haryana on party symbol
The Haryana Congress on Wednesday said it would not contest the municipal elections in the state, scheduled to be held on May 20, using the party symbol.
Chandigarh: The Haryana Congress on Wednesday said
it would not contest the municipal elections in the state,
scheduled to be held on May 20, using the party symbol.
The Congress has decided not to contest the civic polls
on its symbol, but it does not mean that the party would not
contest the elections, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda
said addressing a HPCC meeting here today.
The party has had a tradition of not contesting the local
bodies elections on its symbol, he added.
Claiming that the Congress would sweep the civic polls,
Hooda said the party would contest the elections with full
vigour and strength.
Hooda called for selection of good and committed
candidates, and appealed to the party workers to extend their
wholehearted support to the contesting candidates.
He suggested to constitute a state-level Coordination
Committee for the supervision, selection and conduct of
Attacking the INLD, Hooda said the opposition party has
no policy, programme or constructive leadership.
"How many alliances they have had," he questioned, "they
(INLD) were abusing the BJP till yesterday, but had also been
with BJP thus having no permanent stand."
In a resolution passed at the meeting, Congress condemned
the Mirchpur incident in Hisar in which some miscreants had
torched the houses of the Dalits last week.