AIFB to contest 50 UP Assembly seats

The All India Forward Block on Sunday said it would contest 50 of the 403 seats in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls due next year.

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2011, 19:25 PM IST

Lucknow: The All India Forward Block on Sunday
said it would contest 50 of the 403 seats in the forthcoming
Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls due next year.

"The party will field candidates in districts where it has
a strong presence," AIFB national general secretary Debabrata
Biswas told reporters here.

He said the party has decided not to field its candidates
against other left parties.

A special convention of the state council would be held in
Shajahanpur on December 3-4 to decide its nominees.

The AIFB would organise citizen conventions throughout the
country in November to pressurise the government for accepting
the Justice Mukherjee Commission report on Netaji Subhash
Chandra Bose.

PTI