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Truck union polls: Cong favoured candidates win all three posts

In a major setback to Shiromani Akali Dal, candidates backed by the Congress won all three posts of Bassi-Mubarikpur Truck Operators Union, for which polling was held on Saturday, following the directions of Punjab and Haryana high court.

punjab Updated: Jun 16, 2013 00:55 IST
HT Correspondent

In a major setback to Shiromani Akali Dal, candidates backed by the Congress won all three posts of Bassi-Mubarikpur Truck Operators Union, for which polling was held on Saturday, following the directions of Punjab and Haryana high court.


The candidates having SAD support could not muster votes equal to their Congress counterparts.

The elections were held for the posts of president, vice-president and cashier, for which 409 of the total 502 votes were polled.

Baldev Singh Roorkie, a candidate backed by the Congress party polled 265 votes in his favour for the post of president and he defeated Pradip Rana and Mahesh Saini, SAD supported candidates, who secured 112 and 30 votes, respectively.

In the election to the vice-president's post, Jasbir Singh, another candidate backed by the Congress, secured 295 votes and defeated Rajiv Kumar by a margin of 190 votes. Similarly, Harbanslal, again supported by the Congress, secured 260 votes and defeated Bachittar Singh and Harvinder Rana, who could secure only 95 and 42 votes, respectively.