Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh today claimed Congress will get two-third majority in 2017 assembly polls as the party was getting “overwhelming” response from people across the state. “The level of involvement by the workers in our programmes leaves hardly any doubt that the party is headed for a landslide victory”, Amarinder claimed, expressing confidence that, the party will cross the two-third mark.
The top Congress leaders of the state unit today held a meeting here to discuss the poll strategy and examine the impact of its campaigns for the elections scheduled next year.
“There is a massive groundswell against the ruling Akali-BJP alliance and only the Congress is in a position to provide better governance and government,” the PCC president told the meeting.
Briefing the committee, Amarinder said there was an “overwhelming” response to the Congress programmes being held across the state.
The former Punjab CM said till today, senior party leaders had reached out to the workers in 71 assembly constituencies and by August 8, all the 117 constituencies will be covered in the first phase.
Amarinder claimed the people of Punjab were looking forward to Congress to fill the vacuum created in government and administration by the Akali-BJP alliance.
The sitting MP from Amritsar said, the Aam Aadmi Party was already “exposed” before the public and every day there was something new that further “alienated” people from them.
“People of Punjab know it’s only us who can redeem the situation and provide them the best government and it’s up to us to come up to their expectations”, he said.
The meeting was presided over by the AICC in-charge for Punjab affairs Asha Kumari and was attended among others by Amarinder, Chairperson of the Campaign Committee Ambika Soni, former union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, CLP leader Charanjit Singh Channi, former chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and other senior leaders of the party.
Asha Kumari said she had got lot of “positive feedback from the grass-root level… everybody she met wanted Congress to form the government” in the state.
“The enthusiasm I have seen among the party workers at different places has convinced me that we are certain to form the government,” she said.
The meeting also discussed the progress being made by various committees set up to provide inputs for the party’s manifesto.