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Hisar by-election: Anna's anti-corruption campaign will not affect Congress, says Savitri Jindal

Hisar , Thu, 13 Oct 2011 ANI

Hisar, Oct 13 (ANI): The Chairperson of Jindal Steel and Power Limited, Savitri Jindal, on Thursday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare's anti-corruption campaign will not trim down the votes of the Congress Party in the Hisar by-poll.


Jindal, who is also a Congress MLA and a member of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, after casting her vote a polling booth here, said Hazare's campaign against the Congress Party would not impact its position in the by-polls, as the public was bound to support their candidate with the development occurring in the state.


"The Anna (Hazare) factor won't impact Congress in the by-polls. They are asking people to not vote for Congress party over corruption but everyone knows about the other two parties as they started the corruption. In Hisar, the issue of major concern is development not corruption," said Jindal.


"Our honourable Chief Minister (Bhupinder Singh Hooda) had initiated many developmental works in the region and we are seeking public votes on the basis of it. I am sure people would give their votes to us for the sake of more development in the state. If our government would rule for three more years, than we would do more developments," she added.


Nearly 34 per cent polling was recorded till noon in the bypolls for the Hisar Lok Sabha seat which is witnessing a triangular contest with the Anna factor looming large raising the stakes for the ruling Congress.


The Hisar seat fell vacant after the death of former Haryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal in June this year.


The Congress has fielded three-time MP from Hisar, Jai Prakash. He is pitted against Haryana Janhit Congress candidate Kuldeep Bishnoi, son of Bhajan Lal, and main opposition INLD"s Ajay Singh Chautala, MLA from Dabwali and son of INLD President Om Prakash Chautala. (ANI)


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