Left to contest 26 seats in UP

The Left said it will field 26 candidates in Uttar Pradesh.

Written by Agencies | Lucknow | Published: March 26, 2009 6:38 pm

The Left on Thursday said it will field 26 candidates in Uttar Pradesh,including against Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri and BJP nominee from Aonla Maneka Gandhi,in the coming Lok Sabha polls.

“The CPI will be fielding nine candidates from Ghosi,Lalganj,Ghazipur,Khalilabad,Banda,Aonla,Mainpuri,Muzzafarnagar and Meerut. The CPM will field its candidates from Azamgarh and Firozabad,” senior CPI leader Atul Kumar Anjan said.

Apart from this,the CPI-ML will be fielding 11 candidates in the state,while the Republican Socialist Party and the All India Forward Bloc will be putting up two candidates each,Anjan,party’s candidate from Ghosi,said.

Asked whether the front will support other parties in the state from where it is not contesting,Anjan said,“As far as extending support to any party is concerned,it is yet to be decided.” He said CPI general secretary A B Bardhan will be launching party’s election campaign in Uttar Pradesh from Ghosi on March 28.

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