Punjab polls: Chaduni upset as Rajewal’s Sanyukt Samaj Morcha offers his outfit ‘only a few seats’ - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Chaduni upset as Sanyukt Samaj Morcha offers his outfit ‘only a few seats’

ByPress Trust of India, Chandigarh
Jan 14, 2022 01:37 AM IST

In a video message, Chaduni said he had demanded 25 seats for his party but Rajewal’s SSM offered only nine

Haryana’s farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni has expressed displeasure over Sanyukt Samaj Morcha (SSM) chief Balbir Singh Rajewal offering only a few seats to his political outfit Sanyukt Sangharsh Party (SSP) for the February 14 Punjab polls.

Chaduni said his party may have to fight the polls on its own if Rajewal doesn’t give it adequate seats in Punjab polls. (HT Photo)
Chaduni said his party may have to fight the polls on its own if Rajewal doesn’t give it adequate seats in Punjab polls. (HT Photo)

Chaduni’s made known his displeasure days after talks between his outfit SSP and Rajewal-led SSM for a pre-poll alliance. The SSM had also formed a committee for finalizing the seat-sharing arrangement with the SSP.

Get ready to catch the final stages of the World Cup only on Crickit. Anytime, Anywhere. Explore now!

Polling for Punjab’s 117 assembly seats will be held on February 14 and votes will be counted on March 10.

In a video message, Chaduni said he had demanded 25 seats for his party but Rajewal’s SSM offered only nine seats. Chaduni said he will be forced to field candidates on his own if the SSM did not give adequate seats.

On January 9, Chaduni had held talks with the SSM for the poll pact and after that, he stopped the scheduled announcement of his party’s 10 candidates. “In the January 9 meeting (with the SSM), we requested them not to fight separately. You are ignoring us. We should fight jointly. We also stopped our press conference (for the announcement of candidates),” said Chaduni.

Various Punjab farmer bodies which had taken part in the stir against the Centre’s now-repealed farm laws had launched their political front — Sanyukt Samaj Morcha — last month and announced to contest the assembly polls.

The SSM, which had ruled out any alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party, announced its first list of 10 candidates on Wednesday.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On