Punjab

PEP announces its first overseas NRI structure of England

Punjab News Express | March 28, 2019 06:47 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Ekta Party President Sukhpal Singh Khaira released the first list of overseas NRI structure of UK and appointed Lakhwinder Singh Durah as president of United Kingdom unit of PEP.

Khaira said that as per the structure the UK team will have an 11 member Executive committee and similar committees for five important cities/towns of England dominated by the Punjabi community. Khaira said it is a matter of pride for his party that a vast majority of Punjabi NRI’s have decided to support his party, which they perceive as the upcoming political alternative to the corrupt traditional parties of Akali Dal and Congress in Punjab.

Khaira said that the entire Punjabi NRI community has totally rejected the double standards and the opportunistic politics being pursued by Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party. Khaira said that NRI’s have been badly betrayed by Arvind Kejriwal who collected huge sums of money in the name of bringing a revolution in the Indian politics but is now begging the Congress for an alliance with his party, besides tendering cowardly apology to the drug tainted Ex Minister Bikram Majithia.

Khaira said that the Punjabi NRI’s are playing a vital role in the development of Punjab by investing money to improve schools, hospitals, gurudwaras, promoting sports and also undertaking sewerage projects etc. in the countryside. Khaira said he is sure that if the NRI’s are made partners in the inclusive development and growth of Punjab, they can substantially improve the plight of our state and the living standard of the people. Khaira said till now all the traditional parties including AAP have only been using NRI’s to raise funds and have never bothered to watch their interests, their properties, agricultural lands etc. back home in Punjab. These parties have often slapped false cases against NRI’s to usurp their properties and their lands.

Khaira assured the NRI’s that he would give them direct representation in the ensuing 2022 assembly elections in Punjab by offering NRI’s 3-5 assembly seats in the state. He also said that an NRI would head the NRI affairs department of Punjab as a Minister in case his party forms the government, as he would best understand the pain, agony and the issues of our NRI’s living abroad. Khaira said his party would release more countrywise NRI chapters in the days to come.

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