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Priyanka to campaign in Punjab? Amarinder says will invite her

The Congress should contest the 2017 assembly elections in Punjab on its own, the party’s state unit chief Capt Amarinder Singh said here on Thursday. Talking to reporters after an interactive session with party workers, the former chief minister claimed that Congress was getting a “tremendous” response from the public and that party workers were full of enthusiasm.

punjab Updated: Jul 07, 2016 21:12 IST
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi at an election rally. Priyanka is a crowd-puller and liked by all, according to Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT File Photo)

The Congress should contest the 2017 assembly elections in Punjab on its own, the party’s state unit chief Capt Amarinder Singh said here on Thursday. However, he added that the final decision on contesting polls with or without a tie-up would be taken by party president Sonia Gandhi.

To a question, Amarinder said he would invite Priyanka Gandhi to address election rallies in Punjab, adding that the Congress president’s daughter “is a crowd-puller and liked by all”.

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He also said Punjab Police should not hesitate to arrest AAP MLA from Mehrauli, Delhi, Naresh Yadav for his alleged involvement in an incident of sacrilege in Malerkotla recently, adding that the police investigation in the case was headed in the right direction.

Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh addressing party workers at the grain market ground in Ludhiana Thursday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

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