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Punjab: Cabinet passes resolution to thank people for Cong victory in civic polls

A government statement said the Cabinet, while “expressing their gratitude to the voters for ensuring peaceful local bodies”, passed a resolution to reiterate its commitment to the service of the state and its people.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
Updated: February 19, 2021 11:13:23 pm
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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday led the Council of Ministers in thanking the people of the state for the “resounding verdict in favour of the Congress and validation of the state government’s pro-people and pro-farmer policies in the recently concluded civic elections.”

A government statement said the Cabinet, while “expressing their gratitude to the voters for ensuring peaceful local bodies”, passed a resolution to reiterate its commitment to the service of the state and its people.

The CM also thanked the ministers for steering the party campaign in their respective districts and constituencies to deliver the spectacular win for the Punjab Congress under the leadership of Sunil Jakhar. He made a special mention of the dedicated hard work of the Congress MLAs, district chiefs, other members and workers that made the unprecedented victory possible for the party.

The win, which endorsed the people’s trust and confidence in the state government and its policies, had infused a new level of positivity in the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and reflected the mood of the voters ahead of the Assembly elections, which are less than a year away, said the Council of Ministers.

In the recently-held Punjab civic body polls, the Congress won seven municipal corporations of Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Batala, Mohali and Pathankot and emerged as the largest party in the Moga MC. It had also bagged most of the 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats.

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