Banga (Nawanshahr) April 23, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
Senior Congress leader and party candidate from Sri Anandpur Sahab parliamentary constituency, Manish Tewari today said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done great favour to Pakistan and Masood Azhar by fielding Sadhvi Pragya, a terror accused, from Bhopal parliamentary constituency.
“On the one hand you are trying to build up pressure against Pakistan and seeking international support to take action against Masood Azhar and on the other hand you are yourself fielding a terror accused in the parliamentary elections”, he said, while talking to reporters after an impressive roadshow here today.
Tewari said, for petty partisan reasons to polarise people, the Prime Minister has done great disservice to the nation. That is why, he added, these elections were important as otherwise the very foundations of the secular and democratic nation were being threatened.
The Congress spokesperson said, Punjab had always set an example for safeguarding the secular, progressive and patriotic values and it had always defied the sectarian and divisive forces. “That is the reason we are confident we will win 13 out of 13 seats in Punjab under the leadership of the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh”, he said, while asserting that this was a fight between secularism and communalism.
The Congress candidate had a dig at his main rival Prem Singh Chandumajra over his non-performance and challenged him to specify a single project that he had got for Shri Anandpur Sahab constituency from the centre despite having the BJP government there. He said, by diverting the MPLAD funds, meant for Sri Anandpur Sahab, to Sanaur, he had proved as where his priority and preference lied.
Tewari dismissed the suggestions that there was any factionalism within the party in the parliamentary segment. He said, entire rank and file of the party was on the roads campaigning for the elections. “They are fighting these elections as their own and their enthusiasm has to be seen to be believed”, he said while referring to the massive response to his roadshows in all the assembly segments within the parliamentary constituency.
He said, he had completed the first phase of his campaign by visiting all the nine assembly segments. He said, he was feeling overwhelmingly grateful to the people as they had shown and showered unprecedented support, love and affection for him and the Congress party.
Tewari was accompanied by senior party leaders including Satbir Singh Pallichaki, Tarlochan Soond, Mohan Lal Banga, Harpreet Kainth and the PCC General Secretary incharge for Banga Gurmail Singh Pahalwan and others.