The ruling Congress in Punjab is getting in election mode despite the fact that there’s still a year to travel before the state goes to polls in early 2022.
With the farmers already setting the stage by means of their protest against Centre’s farm laws, CM Amarinder Singh Monday hosted all his cupboard ministers and PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar over lunch at his farmhouse and mentioned the party’s strategy for the approaching days.
The meeting mentioned however the Congress was placed higher than its political rivals within the state and also the steps the party ought to go for reach bent on the lots. The ministers were asked to urge into election mode and not assume that they’d over a year to travel.
“The ministers were told that they ought to not sit pretty thinking they’d a year prior to the Assembly elections, however, get involved with the employees on the bottom, get the feedback and act. They were additionally asked to begin development in their several areas,” a celebration leader told The Indian specific.
He is extra that it absolutely was mentioned that the Congress ne’er had higher prospects of returning because it was having during this term.
“The BJP is on the backfoot because of farm laws. The unhappy is simply busy respondent queries and justifying themselves concerning the farm laws. The AAP has not been able to gain any spherical. Also, the anti-incumbency of its twenty MLAs goes to feature to their problems,” same the leader.
The meeting was additionally told to require MHz elections as a precursor to the Assembly elections, prepare well and “look good” to the folks.
MINISTERS ASKED TO FLOAT TENDERS
It is learnt that the ministers are asked to float tenders within their several areas of the event works in the next period of time following that the govt. would be saying the date of municipal elections in Feb. The party was considering suspending the elections however once taking legal recommendation it absolutely was mentioned that the party couldn’t delay the elections additional. it absolutely was then determined that these would be command in Feb.
The party was getting ready to carry rallies in Malwa, Doaba and Majha regions of the state against the farm laws. Sources same whereas the PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar was in favour of holding the rallies, as a mark of support to the farmers, a number of ministers felt that the Congress mobilising lakhs to participate in these rallies wouldn’t go down well with the farmers, WHO were concentrating all their efforts to get beleaguering on Old Delhi. a number of additionally same that the weather wasn’t kind for them to carry rallies, as the wave had sweptback the region, the times were short and mornings and evenings were experiencing fog. it absolutely was additionally steered that the party ought to hold the rallies within the cities prior to municipal elections, however, this activity has been postponed.
FIRST MEETING AFTER COVID-19 OUTBREAK
The CM command a private meeting – the primary once the pandemic broke get in this a part of the globe. The CM had been holding conferences just about. Even the cupboard conferences are command just about within the past. The CM is then known as this meeting on Monday. The ministers, WHO were in their constituencies, were additionally asked to come back to Chandigarh.
FARMERS PROTEST mentioned AT LENGTH
The ongoing farmers’ agitation was additionally mentioned by the meeting at length. the problem relating to the loss of farmers’ lives because of cold whereas sitting at Old Delhi borders, accidents were taken under consideration. The CM told the ministers that the government was already serving to the families of such farmers with financial support. the problem of a threat to security because of the effort the farmers agitative for long was additionally mentioned. The ministers hit out at the centre for not obtaining GST compensation.
AMARINDER to urge TESTED FOR COVID-19
Amarinder told the ministers that he would get tested for Covid-19 on a weekday once he came in touch with Mohali Deputy Commissioner Girish Dylan whereas launching the good Connect Programme of the govt. below that smartphone was distributed to students. The DC was additionally gifted at the perform on a weekday. He tested positive on Sunday.