'Cong to contest local body polls on party symbol'

  • letterschd@hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 26, 2014 14:16 IST

The Punjab Congress will contest the forthcoming local bodies elections in the state on the party symbol.

This announcement was made by state party chief Partap Singh Bajwa while addressing a meeting of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) that was summoned to chalk out a strategy for these elections.

Local leaders would have the option of forging an alliance with non-Akali and non-BJP parties.

Addressing the meeting, Bajwa said the “tsunami of anger” was sweeping the state and people who were fed up with the present administration wanted change. The Congress would have to unitedly approach them to initiate the process of change, beginning with the local bodies elections, he added.

He further said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying for some escape route so that only the Akalis faced the brunt of anti-incumbency.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary Harish Chaudhary called upon the party leaders to strengthen the party at the grassroots level and prepare for the elections by setting up 11-member booth-level committees. He did not rule out early assembly elections in Punjab.

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