Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to contest the upcoming Punjab assembly elections from the Amritsar East constituency.
Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh earlier said Sidhu would be campaigning for the Congress and would also be contesting in the upcoming assembly elections from Amritsar east.
“It is a clash between two philosophies. Congress says ‘don’t fear’, BJP says ‘fear’, ‘scare them’,” said Gandhi at Talkatora Stadium.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, former finance minister P Chidambaram and other senior party leaders addressed the session at Talkatora Stadium in the national capital.
Rahul Gandhi also questioned the various initiatives carried out by the Modi government that has failed to gain any response.
Rahul Gandhi, who presided over the convention in the absence of his mother and party president Sonia Gandhi, will lead the party’s election campaign in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur.
Manmohan Singh had yesterday released the Congress election manifesto.
The Punjab Congress is waiting for Rahul Gandhi to return from his New Year trip abroad to get the party’s campaign rolling. Both Sidhu and his wife had quit the BJP last year over differences with the top leadership.
Reports were doing the rounds that Akhilesh was likely to meet Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi early next week and a deal could be struck.
BJP’s vote share surprisingly increased from 31 per cent in October to 33 per cent in December, a clear indication that the scrapping of old high tender notes will bear no effect on the poll outcome.
“Akhilesh Yadav is a much better Chief Ministerial candidate than me,” Sheila Dikshit said.
The deep undercurrents of political upheaval first took shape late last year in the form of resentment against Congress chief minister Nabam Tuki by a section of the party lawmakers in Arunachal
“Would like to make it clear that PM or Amit Shah ji have no connection whatsoever with businessman Mahesh Shah,” said Prasad.
The juvenile tactic of disrupting Parliament sessions is deeply entrenched in Indian politics, but it should make you question the maturity of the MPs we’ve sent to represent us in Parliament
While Capt Amarinder Singh took a stance against dynasty, he could not have his way as as of the seven fresh faces fielded by the party, five are relatives of Congress leaders.