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Congress should contest 2017 Punjab polls on its own: former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

The former Punjab Chief Minister claimed that Congress was getting a "tremendous" response from the public but the final decision on contesting polls would be taken by AICC president Sonia Gandhi.

By: PTI | Ludhiana | Published: July 7, 2016 6:21:14 pm
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Congress should contest the 2017 Assembly elections in Punjab on its own, the party’s state unit chief Amarinder Singh said in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Talking to reporters after an interactive session with party workers, the former Punjab Chief Minister claimed that Congress was getting a “tremendous” response from the public and that party workers were full of enthusiasm.

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However, he added that the final decision on contesting polls would be taken by AICC president Sonia Gandhi.

Replying to a question, Amarinder said he would invite Priyanka Gandhi to address election rallies in Punjab, adding that the Congress president’s daughter is a crowd-puller and liked by all.

He said Punjab Police should not hesitate to arrest AAP MLA from Mehrauli, New Delhi, Naresh Yadav for his alleged involvment in an incident of sacrilege in Malerkotla recently, adding that the police investigation in the case was heading in the right direction.

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