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Captain will lead Punjab Congress in 2022 polls, civic polls revalidated his management: Sunil Jakhar

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Sunil Jakhar on Monday mentioned that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh would lead the get together in the 2022 Assembly polls, because the individuals of the state had reposed their religion in his management with their landslide verdict in Congress’ favour in the latest civic polls.

At the launch of varied developmental initiatives price Rs 1,087 crore by the chief minister beneath the Smart City and AMRUT schemes, Jakhar mentioned, “the Congress party’s sweeping victory in the civic polls has not only revalidated Amarinder’s leadership in the state but was an endorsement of the faith of Punjabis in his future leadership also.” He mentioned the state Congress had already launched ‘Mission #Captainfor2022’, and the subsequent elections can be fought beneath his management.

Lauding the chief minister, Jakhar mentioned Amarinder had led the state in very troublesome instances and the individuals had been effectively conscious of his large contribution. “Punjab is perhaps facing its worst ever crisis – Covid, farmers’ unrest due to the black farm laws, coupled with an unfriendly union government – and only Captain Amarinder Singh had the vision and leadership qualities to the steer the state out of it,” he mentioned.

Lambasting the Union authorities for its step-motherly therapy to Punjab, Jakhar mentioned the Centre had resorted to every kind of measures, together with financial blockade, to punish the state for supporting the farmers’ agitation. He mentioned the federal construction of the nation was beneath excessive risk beneath the BJP-led nationwide authorities. He additionally questioned the latest choice of the Union authorities to refuse permission to a jatha to go to Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, and accused the it of being biased towards the state.

While complimenting the chief minister for launching initiatives geared toward growth of city areas, Jakhar mentioned there had been a rising incorrect notion that this authorities was solely working for rural areas. He mentioned that although Punjab is an agrarian financial system, the huge growth works which have began in the city areas would dispel this notion.

Jakhar additionally urged the chief minister to make sure that the Congress manifesto for 2022 ought to promise making Amritsar – the ‘Guru ki Nagri’ – an iconic metropolis. “Amritsar should be made as one of the best cities in the world on the lines of the Vatican,” he mentioned.

Punjab Youth Congress president Barinder Singh Dhillon termed the inauguration of those initiatives as a grand begin after the victory in the MC elections. He mentioned that the landslide victory displays the big religion the individuals of Punjab have in the management of the chief minister. He mentioned solely Capt Amarinder Singh can take the state ahead and preserve social and communal concord. “You will have to contest the 2022 Vidhan Sabha election as Punjab needs your stewardship,” added Dhillon.

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