BSP sounds poll bugle in city,Jannat Jahan to be candidate

The city unit of Bahujan Samaj Party sounded the poll bugle and inaugurated its election office,announcing the start of its campaign.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 16, 2013 1:18:54 am

MP OF the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and incharge of Chandigarh unit of the party,Narender Kashyap,on Wednesday alleged that the country’s politics is polluted and local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal has added to this. Kashyap alleged that though they had considered Bansal a clean politician,he is not what he appears to be.

The city unit of Bahujan Samaj Party sounded the poll bugle and inaugurated its election office,announcing the start of its campaign. Jannat Jahan,who is a councillor from ward 23,was announced as the party’s candidate for the Lok Sabha elections.

Referring to the recent incident where Bansal’s nephew was arrested by CBI for allegedly accepting a bribe from a member of the Railway Board,Kashyap said that this has saddened the voters of the city. Following the allegations,Bansal was forced to resign as the Railways Minister. Kashyap said that Bansal has been the MP of the city for more than 15 years. If he had the desire to get people’s problems solved,he would have done it in such a long time.

Kashyap stated that keeping in view the current situation,it seems that that the elections will take place earlier than scheduled. “The BSP has decided to start preparations throughout the country. Our aim is to ensure that after the elections,the party emerges as the focal point of politics. The Congress-led UPA government has failed miserably. People do not have fond memories of NDA rule. There is a need for an alternative,” said Kashyap.

Talking about the selection of Jannat Jahan for contesting the Lok Sabha elections,Kashyap said that after she won the councillor’s election and the people of the ward accepted her,the party felt that for people of Chandigarh,she is an acceptable candidate and the people’s preference was kept in mind.

He added that the problems of people,like the extension of the lal dora,would be solved by taking the issue to the Parliament once they come to power.

Jannat Jahan,meanwhile said that she had been staying in the city for 32 years and knew the problems being faced by its residents. She said,“Over the past few years the City Beautiful has turned into ‘city ugly’. The condition of roads and parks is deteriorating. The government employees have not been provided with accommodation. The city has seen no new projects in several years. People are not happy with the functioning of the Congress,while the leaders of BJP are fighting amongst themselves.”

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