Congress veteran Singla starts ‘campaigning’ in Bathinda

< div id ="div_storyContent"> With Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh having actually announced to advise his name as celebration prospect from Bathinda (urban)assembly section for the 2017 assembly surveys, former finance minister Surinder Singla practically began his ‘marketing’ in the city on Monday. However, whisperings of opposition have begun emerging among Congress leaders against Singla’s possible candidature with an area of Congress leaders questioning his long absence from the city.

Singla, who has remained far from political activity in Bathinda after 2007, began his activity by meeting celebration employees at the circuit home here and individuals in Gandhi Market and Paras Ram Nagar. A lot of the Congress employees thronged the circuit house to meet Singla, but much of city party leaders kept a distance.

Talking with media, Singla stated it was the wish of the Punjab Congress president so he has actually started the activity here. “I have the understanding of basic problems of Bathinda, but will also need to learn about the primary problems,” he said.

Questioning Badals’ claim of ‘extraordinary’ advancement in the city during the SAD-BJP federal government in 2 periods, Singla stated that the absence of basic amenities, such as sewerage, drinking water and tidiness, are still haunting individuals here.

Attempting to strike a chord with city residents, he said that individuals of Bathinda are smart, but the Punjab federal government has actually failed in making this city a smart city. “I have dreams of transforming this city into a most intelligent city after the Congress types government in Punjab, led by Captain Amarinder Singh,” he said, questioning the failure of the SAD-BJP government in getting consisted of Bathinda in the list of the cities for the clever city task.

On his opposition by a few of the Congressmen, he stated that all the employees and leaders would stand united in the fight against the SAD-BJP federal government. Asked especially about the stake on the party ticket by former MLA Hamrinder Singh Jassi from this segment, Singla said that development works done by him must be seen. Amarinder had recently announced to advise Singla as a candidate from this seat stating that his name has actually become first preference in the feedback taken by party.

On the other hand, Jassi, when inquired about Singla trying to compare the advancement work, said that Singla was city MLA when Congress had federal government in state while he was an opposition MLA. Singla has actually remained Bathinda (metropolitan) MLA from 2002-2007 and worked as Punjab finance minister in Captain Amarinder Singh-led federal government.

Jassi, nevertheless, questioned Singla’s absence from the city after 2007, when the Congress workers were dealing with brutalities by the SAD-BJP alliance government. Indirectly referring to Singla, Jassi stated that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has actually made it clear that tickets wouldn’t be allotted to parachute leaders and those, who don’t have any get in touch with individuals. Though, he added that he would wait any candidate of the party in the segment.