Punjab polls: Congress leaders to reach out to people in customised mini-buses

The Congress leaders will cover 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in 'Punjab Congress Express' during the 'Congress Liyao, Punjab Bachao' campaign.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: September 20, 2016 9:09 pm
Ludhiana: Congress senior leader Sunil Jakhar along with other party MPs and MLAs at a protest rally against Akali government in Ludhiana on Friday. PTI Photo(PTI9_16_2016_0293B) Congress senior leader Sunil Jakhar along with other party MPs and MLAs at a protest rally against Akali government in Ludhiana on Friday. PTI Photo

Congress leaders will try to reach out to voters in the state as part of its latest campaign to give push to the party ahead of the next year’s assembly polls.

The Congress leaders will cover 13 Lok Sabha constituencies in ‘Punjab Congress Express’ during the ‘Congress Liyao, Punjab Bachao’ campaign.

The routes and meeting points for all the constituencies have been strategically designed to meet maximum number of people, from all walks of life, party sources said.

Starting from September 26, the 37-day long campaign has been strategised to reach out to people at grassroot level more effectively by holding smaller meetings of about 1,000-1,500 people each at four different points in a constituency, they further said.

The party aims to reach out to almost 1.50 crore people through this campaign.

“Through Punjab Congress Express, we will interact with people of Punjab through nukkad meetings and explain the vision of the party,” said Senior Congress leader Sunil Jakhar.

The routes have been mapped in a way that at any given point in time each leader can be traced to the exact location in Punjab.

“An extensive network of PPCC officials and I-PAC team, which has designed this latest campaign, and volunteers would be troubleshooting real time to ensure that movement of Punjab Express is free of any obstacles,” an I-PAC team member said.

This campaign is in addition to ‘Halke Vich Captain’ programme as Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh will continue to hold interactive sessions with people in different constituencies.