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Swaraj India to contest Delhi civic polls next year

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Swaraj India, led by former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav, on Sunday said it will contest the municipal corporation elections in Delhi in April next year.

In a press statement here, it said an eight-member Delhi election team under the leadership of Swaraj India General Secretary Ajit Jha has been set up.

The first meeting of the party’s presidium, its highest decision-making body, was held in Palampur in Himachal Pradesh on October 14 and 15.

Speaking on the occasion, Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav said: “The government of Delhi, the Lt. Governor and the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi are playing political games in the national capital, for which the people of Delhi are paying the price.”

“The people of Delhi want representatives who can serve them with dedication. Swaraj India will contest these elections to provide Delhi with a meaningful alternative,” he added.

The ‘Delhi election team’ has since initiated the process to select candidates, the statement added.

Swaraj India was formed on October 2.

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