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Gandhi scion to lead Lok Sampark programme in poll-bound Punjab

 The party officials from the state added that the Gandhi scion will also take part in this massive outreach programme in the coming month.  

This ambitious outreach programme will be launched on September 19 wherein Punjab Congress leaders will reach out to at least 20 lakh people across the state. The programme will continue for 40 days and each segment of the 117 assemblies will be covered by the senior leaders of Punjab Congress.

The five programmes will include door-to-door campaign, small nukkad sabhas and roadshows in each constituency.

Asha Kumari, in-charge Punjab Congress said, “We are going to launch the next stage of our ongoing election campaign. We are going to flag 13 party vehicles for 13 parliamentary constituencies in which our senior leaders along with Congress party workers will cover every nook and corner of the state. The programmes of central leadership, including vice president Rahul Gandhi, are being finalised.”  

The party is also planning special events to woo Dalits as well as the Christian community, the largest minority community in the state. The Dalit community accounts for 31.94 % of the population. The party is leaving no stone unturned to attract the communities to strengthen its vote share.

Asserting the party will safeguard the interests of Dalits, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Amarinder Singh said that 33 per cent chairmanships will be provided to the Dalits. “All communities will get due representation in the ticket distribution,” he added.

The PCC president reiterated that the Congress government will increase the Shagun scheme to Rs 51,000. Besides, he added, the Dalit households will be provided with 300 units of free power. 

On Christian community, which is around 35 lakh in Punjab, Congress minority cell vice president Anil Thomas said, “Christian community has a large presence in Punjab. They too have many issues which have been overlooked and unheard by the current government. We are working on the programmes where our senior leaders will interact with the community members at length.”     

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