Barinder Saluja, Chandigarh,Dec. 02: The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today called upon the party workers to gear up for the final battle to ensure the ouster of the Akali-BJP government from the state. He was talking to the party workers and leaders who had come to meet him at the party office here today.
Coming from different parts of the state, the party workers and leaders who included several sitting and former legislators and ministers told him that people were waiting for him to come to their places and they had planned grand receptions every where.
The PCC President told the workers that he will soon be announcing the party programme whereby he will be visiting each and every place in the state. Expressing his gratitude to the people who had come to meet and greet him, Capt Amarinder Singh maintained that the morale of the party workers was quite high which was indicative of the fact that the countdown for the current Akali-BJP government had already begun.
Capt Amarinder Singh told the party workers that the worst was over as the days of this government were numbered. “You have withstood their excesses and atrocities and now that time is over”, he assured them, while adding, the new Congress government will ensure that each and every official who committed atrocities on Congress workers will be brought to the book.
The PCC President said, some leaders in the Akali-BJP combine were under some illusion. “Let me clear it to them that no matter what lies you spread what claims you make, your countdown has begun with each and every Congress worker out in the field to ensure your exit”, the PCC President said.
He asked the party workers that now they had greater responsibility upon them. “Since we have entered into a crucial phase now is the time to work had and work together and ensure that the Congress emerges much more victorious than everybody expects us to do”, he said, while cautioning against any complacency just because people are fed up with the Akalis. “You have to work hard and take on the Akalis and I will always be on the forefront”, he told a group of workers outside the party office amidst thundering applause and shouts in his favour.
Prominent among those who were present included former minister S. Lal Singh, S. Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, Sh. Arvind Khanna, S. Kewal Dhillon, S. Sukhpal Khaira, Sh. O.P. Soni, Rana Gurjeet and others.