PHILLAUR: Accelerating the pace of campaign for upcoming local body elections, Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary and Phillaur assembly constituency incharge Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary distributed party symbols to the Congress candidates at their residence here on Saturday.
The party has fielded candidates on all 15 wards of Phillaur municipal council. Jyoti Bala Saroye, Yashpal Ginda, Sunita Saini, Shankar Kumar Sandhu, Raj Kumar Sandhu, Rajwinder Kaur Bharti, Parwinder Kaur, Vaibhav Sharma, Arun Sharma, Rakesh Kumar, Surinder Kumar Kainth, Narinder Kumar Goyal, Parveen Kumari, Mohinder Pal and Saroj are the candidates.
Speaking on the occasion, MP Chaudhary expressed confidence of a landslide win and said that Punjab government has dedicated itself to all-round development of the city. “Crores of rupees have been spent on various projects and the development has reached every house of every ward. I am confident that the voters would reward the hard work of our government and councillors,” he said.
Wishing the best to the candidates, Vikramjit Chaudhary stated that Captain Amarinder Singh government has always worked for the people of Punjab and stood with farmers in their protests against the Centre. He challenged Phillaur MLA Baldev Singh Khaira to contest the elections on party symbol on all 15 seats, if Shiromani Akali Dal is so confident of their popularity and prospects.
Block Samiti Phillaur Chairman Davinder Singh Lasara, Phillaur Market Committee Chairman Makhan Singh Khaira, Phillaur City Congress President Balak Ram, Phillaur City Congress Vice President Pardeep Dosanjh and Goraya Market Committee Chairman Dara Singh Rai were among those present on the occasion.