Apr 4 Pathankot/Gurdaspur, Apr 2 UNI | 4 months ago

Boosting up the campaigning of the Punjab Congress Committee President, Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, former MLA Ashok Sharma today re-joined the party.

He was welcomed on his homecoming by Mr Bajwa saying this would further strengthene the party in this crucial Lok Sabha election on April 30 which was a contest between two conflicting ideologies with the Congress representing the secular forces in this country characterised by diversity while the approach of the BJP was hegemonistic.

Mr Bajwa would file his nomination papers on April 4 at Gurdaspur.

The party's national General Secretary and in charge of Punjab affairs, Dr Shakeel Ahmed, was also present to welcome Mr Sharma. Significantly, this was the first visit of Dr Ahmed to Punjab after the announcement of elections.

Mr Bajwa said the people were fed up with the open loot by the Akali Dal and the BJP leaders who were directly involved in massive illegal sand mining. Moreover, the BJP had been silent spectator to the oppressive regime which had imposed back breaking property tax.

Dr Shakeel Ahmed said the Congress momentum or popularity in Punjab was gaining every day and the people in this border state would give a decisive result in favour of the party. He said Mr Sharma's return would play a significant role in this context.

(Posted on 02-04-2014)