UPA ally NCP to contest all 70 seats in upcoming Assembly polls

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday announced that it would contest all 70 constituencies in the Delhi Assembly elections later this year

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 17, 2013 2:03 am

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday announced that it would contest all 70 constituencies in the Delhi Assembly elections later this year. Despite being part of the UPA in the Central government,the NCP in Delhi maintained that the move was aimed at providing the electorate a viable alternative to the Sheila Dikshit-led Congress in Delhi,which has remained in power since 1998.

The NCP plans to launch a state-wide Jan Chetna Abhiyaan in the national capital.

“The people of Delhi have seen the same government for 15 years now. Considering the problems citizens face,the Delhi NCP has decided to launch a Jan Chetna Abhiyaan to raise awareness about this government’s tendency to mislead people,” NCP state working president Kanwar Pratap Singh said.

He added that the party would contest elections in all 70 constituencies.

According to Singh,even the opposition BJP was ill-equipped to effectively counter the Congress. “The BJP never take anything seriously nor do they play the role of an active opposition. So,as a national party,it is our responsibility to provide a viable alternative to the people of Delhi,” Singh said.

He added that the NCP leadership had authorised the state unit to appoint all necessary posts and begin an active campaign as soon as possible.

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