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Uma's party to contest all 117 seats in Punjab

india Updated: Sep 16, 2006 15:52 IST
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Uma Bharti's Bhartiya Janashakti Party on Saturday announced that it will field candidates in all 117 seats of Punjab Assembly in the forthcoming polls but did not rule out "minor" seat adjustments with other parties.

The party would announce its candidates for all the seats between November 15 and November 30, Bharti told reporters in Chandigarh.

Bharti said she was not averse to "minor seat adjustments" with other parties in due course of time.

She said her party has not entered into any deliberations with Shiromani Akali Dal led by Badal as they had an alliance with the BJP.

The party will raise issues like farmers' suicides, increasing unemployment and increase in number of people living below the poverty line, she said.

"We will contest in Punjab to win and play a crucial role in government formation," she said.

She claimed that former Haryana Chief Minister Om Parkash Chautala had invited her to the INLD rally at Meham on September 25 to be held on the occasion of the birthday of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal.

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