Chandigarh: 28 July 2008 : In an emergent meeting presided over by Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal President PPCC and attended by several MLAs and senior leaders of the congress party. The congress party has decided to launch a fortnightly mass contact and awareness programme to educate a common man in the State about the benefits of Indo-US Nuclear agreement to the Industry, Farmers, traders and a common consumer along with each and every household industry in Punjab. The Party noted that the Akalies have unsuccessfully tried to convert a relevant and useful economic issue for the State in to a political gimmickry, which reflects their total slavery and surrender to their BJP masters.
The political hara-kiri shown by the Akalies while opposing the nuclear agreement also undoubtedly has exposed that benefits of nuclear power with regard to employment, production, civic amenities and comforts in life are not the relevant issues for them. They have bartered the interest of the State with their loyalties to the BJP on whose strength and support they are now running the government.
The congress party in the meeting noted with concern the grim power scenario in the state which would continue for three years and culminates with the gap of 30 % between demand and supply. The party would endeavour to highlight the sacrifice of the congress party which staked their power to provide power to the common man of the country as compare to the Akali approach who in order to save their Gaddi prefers to sit in the lap of BJP by sacrificing the interest of the energy starved state of Punjab.
Looking at the seriousness of the issues involved and the grave lapses committed by the Akalies the Congress has decided to employ and gear up the total party machinery in this fortnight mass awareness and education campaign so that people of the State may judge for themselves the friends and the enemies of the people.
The President of the PPCC Mrs. Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has convened an important and urgent meeting of the Office bearers and Executive members of the PPCC, Presidents of the District Congress committees on 31st of July at 11.00 A.M in the Punjab Congress Bhawan at Chandigarh. Fortnightly campaign would kick start from Fatehgarh Sahib on 1st of August and followed by district level rallies and would culminate on 15th of August at village Issru in District Ludihana at the annual shaheedi conference.
The congress party has decided to invite people from all walks of life so as to effectively dispel the illefects of disinformation emanating out of the ignorance and political opportunism of the Akalis.