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Poll pact with INLD in Haryana may cost SAD dear in Punjab
New Delhi, Oct. 10 -- Why does the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) field candidates in Haryana, which has no Sikh-dominated assembly seat? Why is that it never ventures to Rajasthan with relatively larger Sikh population or puts up a fight in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit, where the community it claims to represent, has a presence of more than 4%? Valid questions these at a time the SAD decided to fight five constituencies in Haryana in alliance with OP Chautala's Indian National Lok Dal but failed to find candidates for two of those. The question's doubly relevant because the Dal's presence in the poll fray is only in name; the three contestants fighting on its symbol on reserved seats are widely seen as nominees of the INLD, rather than those of the...
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