Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief, has announced to give chairmanships to party leaders if they help the candidates to win.
Captain visited Nihal Singh Wala for ‘Halke Vich Captain’ and ‘Lokaan Da Durbar’ amid large gathering; and listened to public grievances, on Thursday.
“The workers, who will not get election ticket from the high command, will help the selected candidates to win. I will guarantee that people will be given memberships or chairmanships on this basis,” said Captain. Basic civic amenities such as streets, roads, drains, pensions, inflation, under-debt farmers, farmer suicides, unemployment, and corruption were the main issues discussed.
Captain has promised to give tea-sugar with Atta-Dal, revive the industries in the state to increase employment opportunities and increase old-age pension to Rs 2,000 and Shagun to Rs 51,000 after Congress comes to power. He requested the farmers to not commit suicides and wait for six months after which Congress will waive their loans.
“Giving basic civic amenities is the duty of the government and right of people. Akali government has failed in this but the Congress government will provide all the rights to public,” he said. Responding to Sukhbir Badal’s comment that if Congress claims 70 percent of Punjab’s people are drug addicts, then the same number of Congress workers are also into this, Captain said “Have I ever said that 70% of Akalis are drug addicts? Party is a different thing; I was talking about the general public.”
“I said that in a recent survey they have found that 78% of Punjab people have tried drugs once in their life, that is a dangerous figure,” he added.
After the event, Captain went amid the crowd and interacted with the gathering for about half an hour.