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Congress to hold Coffee with Captain in city on Friday

punjab Updated: Apr 10, 2016 11:36 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

Capt Amarinder Singh will have coffee with youngsters and answer their queries. (HT FILE PHOTO)

In its bid to reach out to the youth section of state, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Captain Amarinder Singh will hold a session during the first edition of “Punjab Da Captain” campaign in Ludhiana on Friday.

The state Congress, along with their election strategist Prashant Kishor, is eyeing 2017 assembly elections. The former chief minister will interact with party workers at a wedding palace would and try to gauge the issues on the ground.

Member of Parliament from Ludhiana, Ravneet Singh Bittu and district congress chief Gurpreet Gogi, along with MLAs have asked the local leaders to be present at the venue before Singh’s arrival.

Singh is expected to reach the venue around 3 pm. Congress had in February tried to woo Dalits in the district by organising a two day conclave for them.

Gurpreet Gogi said that all preparations have been made for the first edition of “Punjab Da Captain”. “We hope that the campaign would let the people know as to how Captain is important for the state of Punjab that has been ruined due to the misrule of SAD-BJP government,” said Gogi.

Also, ‘Coffee with Captain’ session would be held in which Singh will have coffee with youngsters of the district and he would answer their queries.

Ravneet Singh Bittu said the youth of the state is in deplorable condition as there is widespread unemployment and drug menace.

“We hope that as chief minister of the state Captain Amarinder Singh would change the fortunes of Punjab and bring it back on the track of prosperity,” said Bittu.