LUDHIANA, September 13: Punjab Congress general secretary and Dhuri MLA Arvind Khanna today asked the party leaders and workers to ensure that the National Food Security Act passed by the UPA government at the centre was properly implemented in the state.
He said, while the party cadres should ensure that no undeserving person gets the benefit, at the same time they must see that no deserving person is left out as he expressed doubts about the sincerity of the Akali government in the state to implement the act properly.
Addressing a meeting of the Ludhiana district urban leaders and office bearers here today, Khanna said, there was no guarantee that the Akalis will properly implement the law and they may not be discriminatory. He said, it was the duty of all the party cadres to monitor its implementation in letter and spirit while at the same time creating awareness about the act.
“You must ensure that the Akalis do not discriminate with deserving people just because they are supporters of Congress”, he warned, while cautioning that Akalis were capable of doing this with the people whom they thought were not their supporters.
The Congress general secretary also emphasised the need for maintaining discipline and attendance in the party rogrammes. He said, today’s programme was not anybody’s personal programme as it had been ordered by the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi that every district and block will hold monthly meeting to review the party and government functioning.
Speaking on the occasion the District Congress Committee president Pawan Dewan stated that the party had completed the first phase of meetings at the block level. He said, there was lot of enthusiasm among the party rank and file and asserted that the party will win the parliamentary election from Ludhiana with the largest margin in
Earlier Rakesh Pandey, Malkit Singh Birmi and Gurmail Singh Pehalwan listed various issues particularly the failure of the state government. They also suggested ways and means to ensure that various central laws passed recently particularly the Food Security Act and the Land Acquisition Act were properly highlighted and awareness was created about these. At the same time they added, the state government must not be allowed to sell these measures as its own.
Prominent among those present included Hermaj Aggarwal, K.K Bawa, Sham Sunder Malhotra, Parminder Mehta, Palwinder Taggar, Kanwardeep Papi, Sanjay Sharma, Vinod Bathla, Baljinder Bunty ,Satwinder Jawaddi, Rakesh Sharma, Jarnail Shimlapuri, Manpreet Grewal, Gurmukh Singh Mithu, Prof. Harjinder Singh Lali, Varinder Sehgal, Lali Grewal, Himanshu Walia, Nirmal Kaira, Navneesh Malhotra, Inderjeet Tony Kapoor, Anil Malhotra, Sadhu Ram Singhi, GS Mand, Surinder Sharma, Bittu Arora, Sunny Kainth, Jaimal Singh Chauhan, Akshay Bhanot, Rohit Pahwa, Rinku Malhotra, Iqbal Singh Sonu, Ramesh Handa, Bhupinder Singh Ex-MC, Balwinder Singh Bedi, Avtar Singh Kanda, Kamal Sharma, Harjinder Singh Rehmi, Parveen Sood, Umesh Sharma, Shiv Garg, Gopal Krishan Garg, Ankit Bansal, Madan Lal Madhu, and others.