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Salt by election to have bearing on 2022 general election: Pritam

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

The Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Pritam Singh has said that the by election of the Salt assembly would have a bearing on the assembly elections of the state slated in the year 2022. He made this observation while addressing a public meeting at Salt on Monday. He said in the election of 2017, the people of Salt had voted for the BJP candidate whose unfortunate death resulted in the By election. He said that everything in the Salt is clear as crystal and the Congress candidate Ganga Pancholi is winning the seat comfortably. The PCC president said that in the run up for the assembly election of 2017, the BJP leaders and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised that the youth of the state would get employment if the BJP government is formed in the state. He said that the people of Uttarakhand gave a landslide victory and a big mandate to the BJP but the promise of employment has remained unfulfilled. Singh said that the unemployed youth are on a path of agitation in the state.

The PCC president held a series of meetings in different parts of Salt on the day and appealed to people to ensure the victory of the Congress candidate Pancholi. In the election campaign the deputy leader of Congress in state assembly Karan Mahra, former MP Mahendra Singh Pal, Jaspur MLA Adesh Chauhan, Vice President Aryendra Sharma, general secretary organisation Vijay Saraswat, Hari Krishna Bhatt, Member AICC Sumit Hridayesh and others accompanied the PCC president.

The by election for the Salt assembly constituency would be held on April 17. The counting of the votes would be on May 2 and the results are expected on the day. The by-election is necessitated due to the death of the BJP MLA Surendra Singh Jeena. The Congress party has fielded Ganga Pancholi from the seat who had given a tough fight to Jeena in the election of 2017. The BJP on the other hand has fielded Mahesh Jeena who is the elder brother of Late Surendra Singh Jeena.

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