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Malerkotla: Both SAD,Congress claim victory

While elections results are more than a month away,supporters of both Congress and SAD(B) candidates in Malerkotla have started distributing sweets announcing victory of their respective candidates.

Written by Amrita Chaudhary | Ludhiana | Published: February 2, 2012 3:12:21 am

While elections results are more than a month away,supporters of both Congress and SAD(B) candidates in Malerkotla have started distributing sweets announcing victory of their respective candidates.

Malerkotla has a majority Muslim population and registered an 88 per cent voter turnout.

Former DGP Izhar Alam,husband of SAD(B) candidate Farzana Alam,said,“This is the anger of the people against Mohammad Mustafa. Malerkotla has shown him the door by coming out in such huge numbers.” Mustafa’s wife,Razia Sultana is the candidate and sitting MLA of Malerkotla.

Alam’s supporters claim that Hindu businessman and a section of women who in the last elections had not come out vote,fearing hooliganism,cast their votes this time thus giving Alam a huge lead.

Razia Sultana countered Alam’s thesis as,“All I can say is that by distributing sweets and bursting crackers they are not celebrating their victory,but trying to keep up the moral of their workers. The huge turn out is a validation of the work that we have done in Malerkotla.”

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