SP to contest in all 70 seats in Uttarakhand

With Uttarakhand going to poll on January 30,the Samajwadi Party is ready to contest elections on all 70 constituencies of the state Assembly.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:January 25, 2012 4:40 am

With Uttarakhand going to poll on January 30,the Samajwadi Party is ready to contest elections on all 70 constituencies of the state Assembly.

The party released a list of 19 candidates and changed tickets for five constituencies today. The party leadership is still hopeful of a pre-poll alliance with “like-minded parties in the state.” “If we have an alliance with like-minded parties such as CPI or CPM,we might leave seats accordingly. But as of now,we are preparing the list of candidates for all 70 constituencies,” said Vinod Barthwal,party’s chief in Uttarakhand.

A list of 13 candidates was declared earlier and 19 others were declared today,he said,adding that the remaining 38 will be soon decided. The SP had fielded candidates from 62 constituencies in the last Assembly elections in 2007,in which the party was unable to win even a single seat.

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