S.P.Pandey, LUDHIANA, March 22: The urban and rural units of the District Congress Committee Ludhiana today presented a united front over the nomination of the national spokesman of the AICC, Manish Tewari as the party’s parliamentary candidate from Ludhiana. At the same time, they pointed out, this is going to be the vote for Dr Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minster of India.
In a joint statement issued by the party leaders here today, the DCC(urban) president Jagmohan Sharma, rural president, Bhalinder Singh, senior leaders and former ministers Harnam Dass Johar, Rakesh Pandey, Milkiat Singh Birmi, Milkiat Singh Dakha, Surinder Dawer, Jassi Khangura, Harmohinder Singh Pradhan, Gurdeep Singh Bhaini, former Mayor Nahar Singh Gill and others thanked the Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh for nominating a young, brilliant, dynamic and outstanding candidate from Ludhiana parliamentary constituency.
The Congress leaders said, the party high command deserves all the praise for making the right choice. They assured and promised that they would ensure that Tewari won by the huge margin. They maintained that the Congress rank and file was perfectly united and was firmly behind Tewari in his candidature from here.
They pointed out, Tewari despite losing by a narrow margin last time, ensured a regular touch and liosan with Ludhiana. He participated in every function of the party and shared the joys and griefs of the party workers. They said, the Congress leaders and workers had already jumped into the campaigning and the party had already made a considerably ground to ensure a sweeping victory for Tewari.
The party leader observed, this was not just electing Tewari to the parliament, but actually was a vote for the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, the true son of the soil. They said, such occasions come on rarely when “some from amongst us” is the Prime Minister. They said, it is the moral duty of every Punjabi to ensure a second term of Dr Manmohan Singh. “It is the matter of prestige and honour for every Punjabi”, they claimed, while adding, there was already a sweeping wave in favour of Congress in general and Dr Manmohan Singh in particular.