In September, Punjab Congress to roll out door-to-door campaign

To counter AAP’s Parivar Jodo campaign Congress has planned a door-to-door campaign under its Har Ghar Congress programme to target the youth and families in the state.

Written by Kanchan Vasdev | Chandigarh | Published: August 23, 2016 9:06 am
Punjab Congress President Capt Amarinder Singh (Source: PTI) Punjab Congress President Capt Amarinder Singh (Source: PTI/file)

To counter AAP’s Parivar Jodo campaign, covering over 30 lakh households in the state, Congress has planned a door-to-door campaign under its Har Ghar Congress programme to target the youth and families in the state.

“There is a feedback that the youths are misled. They do not know what Amarinder-led government did for the state, for instance his stand on Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal. In the last 10 years, scores of new voters have emerged who were below the voting age during our government. We will make them aware besides making them see reason that an experienced government is required to put Punjab back on track,” said Lal Singh, state Congress vice-president.

Under the campaign that would be rolled out in September, teams of 10-15 members each would fan out in each Assembly segment to spread awareness of the contributions of the Congress.

Lal Singh told The Indian Express that the party has divided 117 Assembly segments into 234 block with two blocks in each segment. There are 200 polling stations in each segment. The party plans to complete the campaign in two months’ time.

Congress insiders say the youth is perceived to be impressed by the AAP ideology forcing the party to take to such measures. Besides, the party has planned nukkad meetings to be addressed by several senior leaders to engage youths in the Assembly segments, campaign committee chairman, Ambika Soni told The Indian Express. Similarly, to attract the women voters, the Mahila wing of the party would organise meetings with the women. To start with, 40 such meetings have been planned.

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    chandrakanth
    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:38 am
    Next Chief Minister .....Capton Amrinder
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      V.K.
      Aug 23, 2016 at 9:32 am
      A GOOD POINT BY CAPTAIN SINGH THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE PUNJAB AND THROUGHOUT INDIA VOTERS ARE FAIR WEATHER TURNCOATS UNLIKE IN WESTERN COUNTRYS WHERE YOU ARE POLITICALLY TO THE RIGHT WING OR LIBERAL LEFT WING.THESE GREEDY WANNABES FORGET WHAT PAST GOVTS DID FOR THE STATE CALLED THE BREADBASKET OF INDIA ONCE UPON A TIME AGO, WHICH TODAY STANDS RUINED BY TWO COMMUNAL PARTYS IEgt;BADALS FAKE AKALI DAL AND THE BJP WHO FOR THE SAKE OF POWER JOINED HANDS IN 1997 IN THERE MISSION TO BANKRUPT PUNJAB OF ITS WEALTH.CULTURE.AND GLORIOUS HISTORY.
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