Corruption, price hike main election plank : Yadav

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Jabalpur, Nov 16 (UNI) Janata Dal (United) President Sharad Yadav today said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government 'failure' in tackling corruption and inflation would be main issues in the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.

''Common people's interest in the election is diminishing due to corruption and spiralling price hike and there is an apprehension of less percentage of polling in this elections.'', Mr Yadav who came here for election campaign told reporters today.

He said that a large number of people belonging to the business community managed to get ticket both from the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Participation of the businessmen in politics would pose danger to democracy, hence, people were loosing interest in politics, Mr Yadav opined.

''Elections are a means to save the democracy but common man's lack of interest in politics and thin attendance in the election rallies is a dangerous trend for the democracy.'', Mr Yadav said adding that more and more awakened people should take part in the polling to elect good candidates.

He said democracy would be stronger if the people cast votes keeping in mind development. Small parties had benefitted by the Election Commission's step to control the expenses of the candidates, Mr Yadav added.

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