Flexing muscles for the upcoming Punjab Assembly election in 2017, the Congress announced in Tarn Taran on Friday that it will expose the anti-people policies of the ruling SAD-BJP alliance and spread its base among people through the social media.
The party constituted a district social media cell in a gathering of the Congress rank and file led by Gurdev Singh Jhita at the Congress Bhawan here.
Interacting with mediapersons, Jhita said the newly constituted cell would fulfil its duties sincerely and play a proactive role in defeating the SAD-BJP alliance in the assembly elections.
“Once, expressing concern over the deteriorating condition of the state, Congress national vice-president Rahul Gandhi had pointed out that more than 70% of its youth were addicted to drugs. The state government had ruled out that fact as it is also involved in the conspiracy but with the passage of time, reality has come to the fore for all to see. So, well wishers of the state have lots of hopes from the Congress”, he said.
He added, “Under the SAD-BJP government, unemployment, corruption and violation of human rights are presenting the worst possible picture of the state and our social media cell will expose the wrongdoings of the government for well-being of the people and will play the role of mirror of the society.”
The Congress leaders also slammed the state government for filing cases against some social media activists, charging that such tricks of the government amounted to violation of the freedom of expression. They criticised anti-social elements who spread rumors to create communal tension in the society.
Jagbir Singh Bhandal and Gurmeet Singh Bhullar were appointed as vice-chairmen of the district cell. Apart from them, as many as 40 activists were announced as general secretaries, secretaries, joint secretaries, press secretary and block presidents in the organisational structure.
With SAD leaders getting into poll mode, Congress leaders are also gearing up to garner support of the people. Sangat darshan programmes recently conducted by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal have given a fillip to intense political manoeuvres in the district.