Women of the royal family have come out of their comfort zone and stepped out of the Moti Bagh palace, moving in dusty lanes of this constituency to campaign for royal ‘bahu’ Preneet Kaur.
Unmindful of increasing mercury level, Preneet’s daughter Jai Inder Kaur, and her daughter-in-law, Reshma Kaur, have been spearheading her campaign in different areas to ensure her victory for the fourth time from Patiala, where she is facing a stiff challenge from SAD’s Deepinder Singh Dhillon and AAP’s Dr Dharamvir Gandhi.
With Preneet’s husband and former chief minister captain Amarinder Singh busy in his own campaign, their daughter Jai Inder has been managing her campaign affairs in Patiala 1 constituency.
Preneet’s daughter-in-law Reshma has been looking after her campaign in Patiala II constituency.
Sharing a good rapport with local residents, Jai Inder, who has specially came for campaigning purpose, is meeting close aides of her father and mother, seeking day to day feedback of the electioneering process.
Accompanied by her aunt, Amarinder’s sister Harpreet Kaur Gill and Ishwarpreet Kaur Kahlon, Jai Inder usually holds seven to eight ward-wise rallies besides holding door to door campaign and ‘nukar’ meetings exhorting people to vote for her mother with folded hands.
From daily schedules of campaigning in Patiala 1 constituency to finalising meetings of her mother with senior Congress leaders of the area, Jai Inder takes all the decisions.
This is not for the first time that she has been handling political affairs of the family as she had played an instrumental role in campaigning for her parents during last parliamentary and state general assembly elections in 2009 and 2012.
“Our family has been serving people of this constituency for past many decades. I am here to ensure victory for my mother who has played an important role in the development of the city,” she said.
“From constructing roads and over bridges under different central schemes, shifting of junkyard markets, providing adequate funds for Rajindra hospital and launching Omaxe PDA township, my mother has done all this during her tenure as MP”, Jai Inder added.
Reshma Kaur along with MLA Brahm Mohindra has been reaching each and every house in rural areas in Patiala II constituency.
Attired in traditional salwar suit with head covered with ‘dupatta’, she campaigns in villages, holding street meeting in city areas.