Only ‘honest workers’ will be fielded in assembly poll


Staff member
Kharunj March 28:

Jagmeet Brar, member, Congress Working Committee (CWC), said that he would recommend to the party high command that only honest and dedicated workers should be fielded in the next Assembly elections.

Brar was in Kharunj village to attend a religious function and a rally organised in his honour by Grubir Singh Sandhu, a senior Congress leader, after he (Jagmeet) was inducted into the CWC by the Congress high command. Sandhu also presented a purse containing Rs 11 lakh to Brar.

Addressing the rally, he said it would be ensured that those party leaders, who had caused setbacks to the party in the past, must be kept away from the party’s nomination for the coming elections. He also announced that henceforth, Sandhu would look after the affairs of the Ferozepur Lok Sabha constituency as his representative.

Claiming that he had been touring the state to strengthen the party on instructions of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Brar said if the Gidderbaha Assembly by-election was held after the acceptance of the resignation of its MLA Manpreet Badal, workers would be mobilised to ensure the victory of a party candidate, who would be selected by the PPCC President.

“An era of a family rule in Punjab has been heading towards its end. After 10 months or so, a new era of rule of law will begin when the Congress will form its government by ousting the SAD-BJP combine from power,” Brar claimed, adding that every section of society was fed up with the “misrule” of the SAD-BJP government. Brar claimed that whenever the Congress formed its government at the Centre, the border areas of Punjab witnessed development.