Ludhiana, November 17 : The Congress held a public rally at village Bhaini in Jagaraon area today. The rally was addressed among others by the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, Mohinder Singh Kaypee, secretary All India Congress Committee (AICC) and spokesman, Manish Tewari and the local MLA Gurdeep Singh Bhaini.
Addressing the rally the PCC president criticized the all round failure of the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharitya Janata Party alliance government in the state. He claimed that by holding so many ‘sangat darshans’, the Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal was trying to divert the public attention from his government’s total failures. He pointed out, the state had almost turned bankrupt so much so it had not sufficient money to pay the salaries of its employees.
Speaking on the occasion, the AICC spokesman, Manish Tewari highlighted the various achievements of the Congress government at the centre under the leadership of Dr Manmohan Singh. He remarked, it was a matter of pride and honour for all the Indians in general and the Punjabis in particular that Dr Manmohan Singh had proved to be such a successful Prime Minister of the country. He said, Dr Singh was the most popular leader in the country and was like by everybody alike. Tewari said, the Congress was all set to form the government at the centre once again and the party would sweep the elections in Punjab.
Bhaini, while expressing his gratitude to the people of the area for their overwhelming support to the Congress promised that they would continue to do so in the future also. He assured Kaypee and Tewari total commitment of the people of the area towards the Congress.
At a separate function at the RK Senior Secondary School, Jagaraon organized in memory of Lala Lajpat Rai, Tewari recalled his (Rai’s) services and sacrifice towards the freedom of the country. Tewari was accompanied by former MP Gurcharan Singh Galib also.
RS Senior Secondary School was founded by Lala Lajpat Rai in memory of his fater Ram Kishen Roy.