CPI to abstain from RS polls

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Hazaribagh, Mar 17 (UNI) CPI state secretary Bhuvneshwar Mehta today said his party would abstain from the Rajya Sabha election scheduled on March 26.

''The legislators are involved in horse trading and supporting outsiders. The party, therefore, has decided to stay away from the polls,'' Mr Mehta told reporters here.

The party owns one seat in the state Assembly.

Criticising UPA backed Madhu Koda government for not proving basic amenities to people in the state, Mr Mehta said people across the state were facing crisis of water, power and kerosene oil, but the government was yet to take measurable steps.

Meanwhile, CPI(ML) had also annouced not to vote in the Rajya Sabha election.

Yesterday, party's central general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya addressing a news conference in Koderma told reporters that lone CPI(ML) MLA Vinod Kumar Singh would abstain from voting.

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