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Congress not to use party symbol for Haryana civic polls

india Updated: Apr 28, 2010 20:27 IST
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The Haryana Congress on Wednesday said it would not contest the municipal elections in the state, scheduled to be held on May 20, using the party symbol.

The Congress has decided not to contest the civic polls on its symbol, but it does not mean that the party would not contest the elections, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said addressing a HPCC meeting in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

The party has had a tradition of not contesting the local bodies elections on its symbol, he added.

Claiming that the Congress would sweep the civic polls, Hooda said the party would contest the elections with full vigour and strength.

Hooda called for selection of good and committed candidates, and appealed to the party workers to extend their wholehearted support to the contesting candidates.

He suggested to constitute a state-level Coordination Committee for the supervision, selection and conduct of elections.

Attacking the INLD, Hooda said the opposition party has no policy, programme or constructive leadership.

"How many alliances they have had," he questioned, "they (INLD) were abusing the BJP till Tuesday, but had also been with BJP thus having no permanent stand."

In a resolution passed at the meeting, Congress condemned the Mirchpur incident in Hisar in which some miscreants had torched the houses of the Dalits last week.