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Saini says will fight polls if Hooda or Khattar are fielded from Sonipat

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The Times Of India
24th March, 2019 07:01 IST
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Ambala: Kurukshetra MP and Loktantra Suraksha Party (LSP) president Raj Kumar Saini held a meeting in Ambala City on Saturday, in which he appointed businessman Rajender Kumar Narula as his outfit’s senior vice-president of Haryana.

During the event, organised to remember the martyrdom of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev, Saini said he would contest the elections only if former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda of the Congress or serving CM Manohar Lal Khattar of BJP are fielded by their parties from Sonipat. “If they are not nominated from Sonipat, I will not contest the Lok Sabha elections and will, instead, lead the LSP-BSP alliance’s campaign in the state. Our alliance is also asking me to contest from Kurukshetra, and we are working to finalise what to do next,” he said.

Narula hails from the Punjabi community. On the seat-sharing formula with ally Bahujan Samaj Party, Saini said BSP will contest on eight seats and LSP on two. “We are waiting for other parties to name their candidates from Kurukshetra and Sonipat, and will decide accordingly,” he said.

At the gathering, Saini pushed for giving calculated reservation to all communities, including scheduled caste/scheduled tribes, other backward classes, Brahmins, Jats, Swarans, Baniya, Gurjars, and others.

Saini claimed that all past and present CMs in Haryana had worked for their own community. “Deserving communities have been deprived of their rights. There should a fixed reservation for each community, so the representations in the mainstream is equal,” he said.

Attacking the BJP and the Congress, Saini said, “In five years, BJP has left the state in an apathetic condition, while the same has been achieved by Congress in its 55 years of the rule in India.”

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