CHANDIGARH, January 8: Several prominent Congress leaders who were not able to get the party nomination for the coming assembly elections met the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder here today and yesterday and assured him that they will work for the party candidates to ensure that the Congress comes back to power in Punjab.
Prominent among those who met the PCC President today and yesterday included PCC general secretary Fateh Jang Bajwa, convenor of the Ex Servicemen Cell Laly Jawandha from Dhuri, former MLA Kanwaljit Laly and Tejinder Singh Bittu, both from Jallandhar, Manoj Arora, Jagjivanpal Singh Gill, Amarinder Singh Libra, Raghubir Singh from Gidderbaha, Ramesh Singla, Rajbir Singh Padiala, Jagtar Singh Rajla and others.
Capt Amarinder assured them that the leadership was very much appreciative of their contribution and long standing in the party. However, he pointed out, since only one candidate could be nominated from one seat all of them could not be accommodated. “It should in no way mean that they were in any way less capable”, he made it clear, while adding, it was a difficult choice.
These leaders told the PCC President that they stood by him and the party and they will work for its victory and ensure that Punjab is rid off the corrupt Akali-BJP regime. Capt Amarinder told them that once Congress comes to power each one of them will be suitably accommodated in the government.