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SAD, BJP to contest equal number of seats in civic polls: Sukhbir

The Shiromani Akali Dal today said the party and its alliance partner BJP would contest equal number of seats in the forthcoming civic polls in Punjab.

chandigarh Updated: May 21, 2012 20:42 IST

The Shiromani Akali Dal said on Monday that the party and its alliance partner BJP would contest equal number of seats in the forthcoming civic polls in Punjab.


"As per seat sharing agreement of SAD-BJP alliance, both the parties would contest the same number of seats in the upcoming municipal corporation and municipal committee elections," SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said.

He said all party candidates would contest on the party symbol.

Badal, who is also the deputy CM, exhorted party leaders to launch a campaign to ensure victory of SAD-BJP alliance in the urban bodies elections.

At a party meeting here, he congratulated party cadres for returning the alliance to power in the state assembly polls held in January this year and exhorted them to maintain the same tempo in the civic polls also.

Badal said SAD would contest the municipal polls on development agenda.
Meanwhile, main opposition Congress is also gearing up for the civic polls, which would be the party's first test after its debacle in the assembly elections.