ROPAR, April 29: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh
today accompanied Congress candidate from Sri Anandpur Sahab, Manish
Tewari to file his nomination papers in the Deputy Commissioner cum
Returning Officer’s office, here today.
Besides the Chief Minister, Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha Rana KP Singh, Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Animal Husbandry Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, MLAs Darshan Lal, Angad Singh, Chief Minister’s son Raninder Singh and former Minister Jagmohan Singh Kang, Laal Singh, DCC president Birinder Dhillon, Love Kumar Goldy, Nimisha Mehta and others were also present.
Earlier, Congress workers organised a massive road show with hundreds of vehicles and two wheelers which passed through various areas of the Ropar city.
Tewari and other senior leaders were standing atop an open vehicle. As the convoy passed through different places, Tewari was greeted by people. Flower petals were also showered at him at various places. Workers and supporters stopped him at several places to greet him and click selfies with him.
Later talking to reporters after filing nomination papers, Tewari expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister and other senior leaders for accompanying him to file his nomination papers.
He said, he was indebted to thousands of workers who joined his roadshow and made it a spectacular success. Without their wholehearted support, he added, it would not have been possible.
The Congress candidate said, he was touched and overwhelmed by the massive outpouring of love and affection by the people. He said, he could sense the mood of the people that was thoroughly in favour of change at both the local (MP) level as also for the government at the centre as people were fed up with the both.
“The people of Sri Anandpur Sahab have pronounced their verdict today about the choice they were going to make on May 19”, he remarked, while claiming that the writing was already on the wall that Sri Anandpur Sahab will be part of the ‘mission-13’ of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder.