The India Post, Chandigarh, 14th February, 2009 : AICC spokesperson Manish Tewari today lashed at the SAD-BJP government in the state for corruption, nepotism and vindictiveness. He also warned those officials who at the behest of the Akali-BJP leadership were intimidating the Congress workers on false charges.
Addressing a series of public meetings in Jagaraon assembly segment, Tewari pointed out, the government had failed on all fronts. There was no electricity and the power cuts have been the longest ever. The only thing the Akalis have succeeded in, he remarked, is in gaining the personal wealth.
He said, due to the lack of vision and total misgorvernance of the Akalis, the state was on the brink of bankruptcy. This is because the Akalis cared only for their personal interests while putting at stake the interests of the masses.
The AICC spokesperson said, the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi had once again reposed her faith in the leadership of Dr Manmohan Singh, who is again going to be the Prime Minister of the country. He said, there could be no better leader than Dr Manmohan Singh who can guide the country through the worldwide recession.
About the grant of ticket by the Congress in Ludhiana, Tewari argued, this was the prerogative of the Congress president to choose the right and winning candidate. There must not be any personal politics about it. Everybody, he said, had a right to stake his claim for the ticket and it was only upto the party to take the final decision.
Addressing the function, the local legislator Gurdeep Singh Bheni said that success of the public meetings at Mullanpur Dakha under the stewardship of Manish Tewari vindicated popularity of Congress and certain win. He assured Manish Tewari that people of Jagraon were impressed with his candid views and his dedication to serve them honestly. People of Jagraon are looking forward to vote for him in huge numbers and have full faith in his leadership.
Tewari also visited village Dangia to pay condolence at the demise of son of Congress leader Jagdeeshar Singh Dangian at village Dangian and at village Daidka at the residence of late sarpanch Mukhtiar Singh.
Manjit Dhillon, Pritam Akahra, Gopal Sharma, Jagjit Singh Kaunke, all Congress municipal councilors, Raman Kumar, Rajesh Gogi, Ram Murti Sabarwal, ex MC president Davinder Kathuria and Pawan Dewan were also present during the meetings.