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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Jalandhar, March 05, 2014
The state unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) has decided to field candidates from Jalandhar, Anandpur Sahib and Khadoor Sahib parliamentary constituencies. On all other seats in the state, the party has decided to pursue voters to press NOTA (None Of The Above) option.

State executive member of the party Sardara Singh Mahal stated this while addressing mediapersons here on Wednesday.

The party has fielded Tarsem Peter from Jalandhar, Balwinder Singh Bhullar from Khadoor Sahib and Daljit Singh from Anandpur Sahib, he said.

"We will fight the elections on our own and on the basis of our party programmes. The Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal have done nothing for the betterment of the people of state in the past and they are two sides of the same coin. The Aam Aadmi Party has failed to come up to the expectations of Delhi people and being evasive they preferred to step down just to garner popularity for the forthcoming parliamentary elections," Mahal said.

"The parties involved in Third Front also have no plan so far. Rather, they appear as a bunch of prime ministerial candidates. So we have decided to go it alone," he said.

"In all these constituencies, our candidates have worked hard on ground for the welfare of downtrodden people and certainly their goodwill will be beneficial for the party. At rest of the seats, we will appeal people to go for NOTA option in order to keep corrupt politicians out of power," said Ajmer Singh Samra, another state executive member.

Tarsem Peter and Balwinder Singh Bhullar were among others present on the occasion.