Cong fared better than BJP in local body polls: PCC chief
Gairsain, sting operation issues to be raised in Assembly session
Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party of blatantly misusing the State Government machinery in the recently concluded urban local body elections, the Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee president Pritam Singh averred that the despite this the Congress had performed quite well in the polls.
Addressing the media at the Congress Bhawan, the PCC chief averred that despite the BJP trying to influence the poll results, the Congress had performed better than the BJP in the urban local body elections. Of the 1064 posts of councillors and ward members, the Congress had won 423 compared to the 323 won by BJP.
In 53 of the 84 local bodies for which the polls were held, the Congress did not field authorised candidates for the posts of councillors and ward members.
However, a large number of the independent candidates who had won have stated in writing to the Congress state in charge Anugrah Narayan Singh that they are Congress workers.
Reacting to the decision of the State Government to also open a Chief Minister’s office in Nainital, Singh questioned it and said that the Congress opposes this decision.
He further said that the State Government should clarify its stand on the issue of making Gairsain the State capital.
Referring to the alleged sting operation conspiracy, he also questioned why the said CD had not been made public so far. Singh said that these issues will be raised prominently by the Congress in the winter session of the Vidhan Sabha slated to start from Tuesday. Read more posts…
Saturday, 01 December 2018 | PNS | Dehradun—
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