Internal Strife Hindering Party’s Outreach To People: Former Punjab Congress Chief

Sunil Jakhar has been changed by Navjot Sidhu as Punjab Congress Chief


Former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar on Monday stated the wrangling throughout the occasion’s state unit was hampering the “vital process” of taking the state authorities’s “landmark achievements” to folks forward of the 2022 meeting elections.

He expressed concern over the occasion cadre’s “inability” to totally leverage a serious authorities determination like doubling of social safety pension.

The state authorities has not too long ago introduced doubling the social safety pension from Rs 750 to Rs 1,500.

His assertion got here amid the continuing energy tussle between the camps of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Speaking at his native village Panjkosi right here, Jakhar stated the rise in pension from Rs 750 to Rs 1,500 is a serious determination by the state authorities to alleviate struggling of the needy.

He, nevertheless, stated that he had been involved concerning the occasion not having the ability to totally propagate the current vital determination.

“We need to take these decisions to every household so that people could be more aware about these,” Jakhar stated interesting to the Congress management and cadre that it’s time to act unitedly to take the federal government’s achievements to folks on the bottom in order that occasion might win the subsequent meeting elections and kind the federal government within the state once more.

“It is time we should tell people that the government chosen by them has doubled their pension amount while during the 10 years of the Shiromani Akali Dal, the pension remained stagnant at Rs 250 and was only increased in the last year of the Badal government’s tenure. The Amarinder Singh-led government has increased it three times in five years from Rs 500 to 1,500,” Jakhar stated in a press release.

Jakhar, who has been changed by Navjot Singh Sidhu as Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief, stated Congress president Sonia Gandhi and occasion chief Rahul Gandhi have directed them to take the state authorities’s achievements to the folks.

“Due to lack of coordination in the party, we are unable to take these achievements amongst the public,” he stated.

He appealed to the occasion management to be united and inform folks concerning the occasion’s achievements within the four-and-a-half years and requested them to not bask in creating troubles.

He stated, “All of us must come together to fight polls unitedly.”

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