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SAD,BJP finalise seat-sharing for Municipal polls in Mansa

punjab Updated: Jan 28, 2015 00:38 IST
Mohammad Ghazali
Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

The seat-sharing issue of the SAD-BJP alliance has got over for the upcoming municipal elections in the district.

On Tuesday, an hour-long brainstorming session was held here under the leadership of SAD MP Prem Singh Chandumajra where seat-sharing for the two out of three subdivisions viz Mansa and Budhlada was decided.

The members, who attended the meeting, claimed that they won't split and stay together to contest the elections. "We have decided on the seat-sharing arithmetic for the upcoming municipal elections. In Mansa, BJP will fight for 12 seats and SAD 15 seats. Earlier, we fought on 9 seats and SAD contested for 12. This time, BJP has managed to enhance the seat share," said Satish Goyal, district BJP chief. In Budhlada subdivision, BJP will contest 10 seats which is 3 more than their previous tally while SAD will now fight on 9 seats (3 more than their previous tally). Prem Singh Chandumajra stressed that this time, the elections will be fought on developmental issues.

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment visits Mansa

Later in the evening, minister of state for social justice and empowerment Vijay Sampla attended an executive meeting of BJP in Budhlada and assured that the SAD-BJP will fight the upcoming municipal elections together. He clarified that the ongoing membership drive by the BJP in the state nowhere suggests that the alliance is under any strain.

"Every party has its right to expand their base. I don't think that the alliance will face any threat due to this."