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Dehradun, October 8
Chairman of the Uttaranchal Forest Development Corporation and Khanpur MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion today said the Congress candidate for the Tehri Lok Sabha byelection, Saket Bahuguna, would emerge victorious. He urged the Tehri voters to support Saket.
Champion, while addressing mediapersons in the city, said, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna and his son Saket Bahuguna would work for the development and welfare of the people. They would be rewarded by the people of the state for their policies in the Lok Sabha election in 2014.
“The people have the right to support whosoever delivers goods and reject those who do not perform. These are the norms of the corporate world,” he said.
Champion lampooned the BJP saying it had failed to perform. It could not give electricity. The farmers were not given a justified price for their sugarcane produce. He said the BJP kept denouncing the Congress for irregularities in the allotment of 56 hydropower projects but could never expose one. He eulogised the policies of the Congress saying the party generated employment and former Chief Minister ND Tiwari invested Rs 50,000 crore in developmental projects in the state.
Champion said inflation, an issue which the BJP was using against the Congress in the election, was a worldwide phenomenon, which had a cascading effect on India as well.
The Khanpur MLA said his team was seeking support from the people of Tehri, on historical fact that 250 years ago Tehri king Praduman Shah had implored Landora king Rambayal Singh for help during a war. Rambayal Singh had reciprocated by sending hundreds of his soldiers and Shah won the war. He appealed to Tehri voters to pay back that favour by casting vote in Saket’s favour. 
Our Correspondent from Mussoorie
All-India Congress Committee (AICC) member Ramkaran Singh Chauhan campaigned for Congress candidate for the Tehri bypoll Saket Bahuguna here yesterday. He appealed to the people, especially the Rajput community, to vote for Saket on October 10. He said Saket was the most capable candidate from Tehri who would ensure development in the region.
He further said once the Congress candidate was elected from Tehri, he would urge the government to provide reservation to economically backward members of the Rajput community.



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