People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


Vol. XXXIV

No. 27

July 04, 2010


HARYANA

 

CPI(M) Wins Two Seats in Fatehabad ZP

 

TWO of the CPI(M) candidates for the Zilla Parishad elections in Fatehabad districts of Haryana have scored resounding victories. It is to be noted here that the party had put up five candidates in this district where the Zilla Parishad has 17 wards.

 

Overall, the CPI(M) contested had contested 10 Zilla Parishad seats in the seats during the local bodies polls that took place in 13 districts on May 6 and 12.

 

In Fatehabad, Ramchandra of the CPI(M) received 10,401 votes, trouncing the nearest rival, who belongs to the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), by more than 5,000 votes. The Congress party, currently ruling the state, went down to the fourth position in this ward.

 

A significant feature of this victory was that the CPI(M) nominee, a leader of the Haryana youth, received the highest number of the votes in the district.

 

From Ward No. 13 in the district, Suneeta Gidra bagged 4,341 votes, a margin of about 750 votes over her nearest rival. She defeated the heavyweights of the Congress and INLD here.

 

Former ZO member, Krishna Swaroop of the CPI(M), received 4,492 votes and lost by a small margin of 242 votes.

 

From the SC reserved ward, Roop Singh received 3,970 votes while Ramswaroop received about 1,300 votes.

 

In Ward No. 7 of the Sirsa Zilla Parishad, the CPI(M)ís Prahlad Singh bagged 7,200 votes but lost to the INLD candidate, Sitaram of Chautala village who had been an MLA twice.

 

In the Jind Zilla Parishad polls, three CPI(M) candidates received 1,000 to 1,100 votes while a party candidate received 670 votes in Narayangarh in Ambala district.

 

Panchayat polls in the remaining eight districts are slated to take place on July 6 and 10, when the CPI(M) is in strong position in two wards in Hissar district.

 

Through an appeal issued for these polls, the CPI(M) state committee has urged the voters to elect the Left or the Left-supported candidates who all have a clean image and record of fighting for the peopleís cause.