Bajwa details Congress’ vision for development of Amritsar



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 2nd

Opposition leader and senior Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa visited Amritsar to support party candidate Gurjeet Singh Aujla in the run-up to the upcoming Assembly polls.

Bajwa told mediapersons that the Bharatiya Janata Party government, led by Narendra Modi, is bent on changing India’s constitution to abolish reservations if voted to power again.

He said the vision of the Congress is to cover all strata of society, reduce the growing unemployment rate in the country and increase the income of poor families. He particularly mentioned the Mahalakshmi scheme which provides Rs 100,000 per year to every poor family.

He also said that the ‘silk trade route’ through the Attari-Wagah land route has been crippled in the aftermath of the 2019 Pulwama attack, severely impacting the livelihoods of many people involved in the trade in this border state. He also emphasized the revival of

He said Congress had guaranteed “sabko swasthya adhikar (universal right to health), universal health coverage of Rs 250,000 crore including free diagnosis, medicines, treatment and surgery in the manifesto”. Ta.

He criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party for failing to address the farmers’ cause. “The Congress was committed to implementing MSP as per the recommendations of Dr MS Swaminathan. The party also ensured that the national minimum wage, including MGNREGA workers, would be set at Rs 400 per day. We will scrap the Agniveer scheme and go back to the old army recruitment policy,” he said.

When asked about several Congress leaders shifting their allegiance to other parties, he said that only in the Congress are there those who are committed to the Congress ideology and have genuine feelings towards Punjab. Ta. “This time it will be a landslide victory for the Congress, better than the previous polls,” he said.

Regarding Congress’ star campaigners, he said cricketer-turned-politician and former Congress MP Navjot Singh Sidhu would soon come to Amritsar to campaign in support of Aujla. Sidhu is currently engaged in IPL cricket as a commentator. Meanwhile, Aujla also spoke about his activities during his tenure as an MP from Amritsar.

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