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Congress to contest all 13 seats of Punjab in upcoming Lok Sabha elections: Mallikarjun Kharge

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | February 11, 2024 06:33 PM

LUDHIANA:  The inaugural Punjab Congress Worker’s Convention convened today at Samrala marks a significant milestone for the Punjab Congress. The convention witnessed the participation of esteemed leaders from Punjab Congress alongside the President of the All India Congress Committee, Mallikarjun Kharge.

Addressing the assembly of dedicated workers and office bearers, Kharge ji remarked, "Today's gathering signifies a monumental moment for the Congress party. The resolute presence of our workers and office bearers underscores the unwavering determination of Punjab Congress to secure victory across all 13 constituencies in the forthcoming elections."

Expounding further, the AICC Chief emphasized the historical and cultural significance of Punjab, stating, "Punjab, the land of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, epitomizes principles of equality and unity. It is incumbent upon us to uphold and propagate these values nationwide. Punjab stands as a beacon of pride for our nation, exemplified by its dual role in providing a substantial number of soldiers and sustaining the agricultural backbone of the country. The quotation – ‘Jai Jawaan, Jai Kisaan’ holds true only for the state of Punjab."

Regarding the contentious agricultural reforms, Kharge ji expressed solidarity with the farmers, asserting, "Despite the hollow promises of the BJP government, Congress stands steadfastly with the farmers. The suspension of the three contentious farm laws is all a ploy as the laws have not yet been cancelled. It is a calculated maneuver by the Modi administration, which has consistently demonstrated a propensity of backtracking on its commitments."

Commending the resilience of Punjab's farmers, Kharge ji lauded their protests at the borders of Delhi, affirming Congress' unwavering support. He critiqued the divisive tactics employed by certain factions, stating, "Those aligned with the BJP and RSS have historically prioritized their vested interests over the welfare of the nation. Their actions betray a fundamental dissonance with the principles of patriotism. So how can people of BJP and RSS be called ‘desh bhakts’?”

Reflecting on the economic landscape under BJP rule, the AICC Chief said – “All growth witnessed in India has been seen during the Congress rule, but none has been seen during this dark BJP rule being witnessed in the nation currently. There are currently 30 lac jobs available in government sectors, but still majority of our youth is unemployed. All we have seen under this BJP rule, the rich are getting richer while the poor continue to struggle.”

In conclusion, Shri Mallikarjun Kharge reiterated the indispensable role of party workers in disseminating Congress' vision for a progressive India. He affirmed, “The workers are essential to go door to door in order to make the people realize how our nation has deteriorated under this BJP rule. The workers will help disseminate our ideas and message to the people, following which, the people of India will surely vote for Congress in order to secure democracy in our nation.”

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