The district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued to celebrate the party's historic performance in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir by distributing sweets and blasting firecrackers amid hopes of a similar performance in Punjab whenever the elections are held in the state.
BJP's state secretary Jatinder Kalra said that the BJP's performance in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir has proved that the Modi wave has swept the entire country, and the party is set to form governments in all states of the country.
He said that the historic performance is the result of the hard work and dedication of the BJP workers and leaders. It also proved that the people are happy with the performance of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's performance at the Centre.
Kalra expressed the hope that the results will boost the morale of party workers in Punjab as well.
"The performance of the party in these two states will also help BJP in Punjab," said Kalra, adding, "We hope the BJP will perform well in the coming MC elections in the state as well."
He said, "More than five lakh members have joined the party in the past one month and BJP will achieve the target of inducting 21 lakh new members in the state."
'Majithia, Avinash Chander must quit'
The BJP iterated its demand for the removal of revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia and chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Avinash Chander for a fair probe into the multi-crore drug racket in the state.
"We request chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to set a precedent by immediately removing Majithia and Avinash Chander for a fair probe in the racket in the state," said Punjab BJP secretary Jatinder Kalra while talking to the Hindustan Times.
He said, "The entire BJP is united as state president Kamal Sharma has already demanded their resignation for a fair probe. The chief minister should himself intervene and seek their resignations until they come clean."