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INLD to contest 50 seats

The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) would be contesting 50 seats in the State in the upcoming Assembly elections. The list of its candidates would be released soon.

india Updated: Nov 08, 2003 16:41 IST

The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) would be contesting 50 seats in the State in the upcoming Assembly elections. Rajasthan in charge for the party and sitting MP, Ajay Singh Chautala, announced this here on Friday. The party would be releasing the list of its candidates on November 9.

“We expect to release the entire list of candidates on November 9. The party is through with the screening,” Chautala said.

The party announcement on November 9 would complete the ticket distribution process. The INLD has already announced the name of its candidates from seven constituencies in Rajasthan.

The party further strengthened its ranks by roping in former BJP MP from Nagaur, Bhanu Prakash Mirdha. Mirdha announced his decision to join the INLD here on riday.

Speaking to the mediapersons, Mirdha defended the jump from the BJP to the INLD as a necessary move against what he termed as “anti-farmer’’ policy of the party.

Son of Congress stalwart Nathu Ram Mirdha, Bhanu Prakash slammed the Congress as well for failing to address the concerns of the farmers in the State.

The INLD has chosen 17 districts from where it would be contesting the elections.

The districts- Bharatpur, Karauli, Alwar, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Barmer, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Nagaur, Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh- have been finalised by the party for now.