Opposition Communist Party of India(Marxist) had decided to put two of its candidates in the fray for the first time in Mandi and Shimla (reserve) Parliamentary seat for Lok Sabha, the party senior leader announced in Mandi town today.
Addressing mediapersons, State Secretary of CPI(M) Rakesh Singha announced that Kushal Bhardwaj would be party candidate from Mandi Parliamentary seat and Jagat Ram (46) District, Shimla CITU general secretary, from Shimla LS seat.
Party state secretariat member Mr Bhardwaj(43) entered in public life from Student Federation of India (SFI) and has remained president of Student Association of Himachal Pradesh University two times.
Whereas 46-year-old Ram has been considered convener of the down-trodden as state secretary of Lal Jhanda Union, one of the united mass movement in this hill state. Mr Singha, who has been member of party state legislative assembly from Shimla town announced that party would try to garner public mandate after forming a Jan Morcha with non BJP non Congress party soon.
The party decided to contest the two seats after putting own candidates in the fray for the first time after many years as this decision was taken in party state secretariat meeting held at Mandi.
He lambasted the ruling Congress rule in this hill state that it had handed over about 103 State run hospital labs to private pharmaceutical giant Ranbaxy with one go without following the tender process.
One year of Congress rule in this hill state remained painful for the people of this hill state as Universal PDS system was been completely dismantled in its rule in the name of so-called Food Security Act, he alleged. UNI ML RSA SB2214 NNNN
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