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CPI announces to contest 62 assembly seats

Patiala: The Communist Party of India (CPI) has decided to contest the ensuing assembly elections in Punjab and has announced to field 62 candidates in the state.

A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of party’s general council held here under the presidentship of Sukhdev Singh Duggal and Ravinderjit Kaur.

While giving details about the outcome of the meeting party’s state secretary, Commrade Nirmal Singh Dhaliwal said that CPI will contest on 62 seats.

Commrade Dhaliwal said that for Patiala Rural assembly seat the party has finalized Commrade Uttam Singh Bagari, for Nabha (reserve) assembly seat Kashmir Singh Gudaian and from Shutrana (reserve) Commrade Ramchand Chunagar.

He also said that the party will announce other candidates soon and hope that the party will be able to register its presence in these elections.

When asked about the issue on which the party is trying to contest the elections in the state, Commrade Dhaliwal said that the party will contest the elections includes Demonetisation issue, sky rocketing prices of the essential commodities and wrong and anti-people policies.


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