Amid clamour for Rahul Gandhi’s elevation to the post of Congress president, party’s Punjab unit chief Captain Amarinder Singh, who is now openly supporting passing of baton to the Nehru-Gandhi scion, met him in New Delhi on Thursday.
Presenting a united front, Amarinder was accompanied by Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmad, party’s Punjab campaign committee chairperson Ambika Soni, Congress Legislature Party leader Charanjit Singh Channi, senior vice-president Lal Singh, MP Partap Bajwa and Rajinder Kaur Bhattal. The meeting deliberated on the intensive campaign to be launched by the party to cover all districts of Punjab on June 6.
Party sources said it was decided that during the door-to-door campaign, leaders from other districts will be appointed as observers to ensure there is no groupism. The party, which has so far been missing from the ground except during rallies, will try to connect to villages in each of the 117 assembly segments in 45 days to counter the door-to-door campaign of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which had started the “Parivaar jodo” campaign early this year.
“One vice-president or general secretary will be in-charge of each district and each constituency will be covered by a team comprising a PPCC general secretary, district Congress committee president and block presidents. Our workers will take the campaign right up to the booth level,” said a party leader.