AAP-backed candidates win 14 of 17 marketing panel posts

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) As many as 14 AAP-supported candidates registered victories in the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) elections for 17 posts, a party statement said on Tuesday.

“For the first time, the Aam Admi Party-supported candidates contested the APMC elections for 17 seats held on Monday and won 14 seats,” the AAP said in a statement.

AAP-supported Meetha Ram won from Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board while Bhajan Singh and Ameet Gupta registered victories from APMC Azadpur.

The party-supported winners on Tuesday met Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai and AAP Delhi Convener Dilip Pandey.

Pandey termed the candidates’ victory in the APMC elections as a “semi-final” of the municipal elections in the city.

“The way our trader brothers won the APMC elections, the Delhi people will help us sweep the MCD elections,” Pandey said in his statement.

–IANS

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