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Congress to field 50% new faces, youth in Chandigarh MC elections

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, February 21

After a thumping victory in Mohali, the Congress is now specializing in the Municipal Company (MC) elections in Chandigarh. The social gathering has determined to area new faces, particularly youth, within the elections, slated to be held later this yr, to tackle the ruling BJP.

After formally taking on because the president of the Chandigarh Congress, Subhash Chawla mentioned all of them must work onerous to win all 35 seats within the MC elections. Hardworking employees can be rewarded accordingly, he mentioned.

Senior members would have their very own place within the social gathering, however practically 50 per cent of the social gathering ticket can be given to the youth and new faces within the MC elections, he mentioned.

On February 9, the Congress had appointed Subhash Chawla, a former Mayor of Chandigarh, as the brand new president of the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee, changing Pradeep Chhabra.

Throughout the induction ceremony, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and All India Congress Committee (AICC) normal secretary and in-charge, Punjab and Chandigarh Congress, Harish Rawat and AICC treasurer Pawan Bansal and Punjab Cupboard Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu have been current.

Presiding over the operate, Rawat mentioned he was assured that the brand new metropolis president of the social gathering would take everybody alongside. Congratulating Chandigarh Congress employees for the victory within the civic elections in Punjab, Rawat known as upon the Chandigarh Congress that such a efficiency ought to be repeated within the MC elections in Chandigarh. “The Modi authorities is indulging in cruelty to farmers, resulting from which over 300 farmers have died,” he mentioned.

He requested Chawla to nominate office-bearers of the native physique within the subsequent 15 days and people of the district and block degree inside 25 days and strengthen the social gathering on the sales space degree within the subsequent two months. He mentioned the BJP was attempting to destroy the “outstanding work performed by the Congress” within the area of agriculture and different sectors. “Now, individuals have the chance to avenge the unsuitable performed by the BJP within the forthcoming MC elections,” he mentioned.

Rawat mentioned he introduced a bouquet of roses with thorns to the newly appointed president in order that he may take out the thorns from the lives of the social gathering employees and showered them with flowers.

Advising Chawla, Bansal mentioned now he had the accountability of profitable the Municipal Company elections and for this he must take everybody alongside.

He mentioned the insurance policies of the Congress ought to attain the individuals. He mentioned the excise responsibility on petrol and diesel was so excessive that their charges have been constantly growing.

In his deal with, Punjab Well being Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu mentioned the success achieved by the Congress within the Punjab civic physique elections can be repeated within the Chandigarh Municipal Company elections.

Expressing full assist to Chawla, former Chandigarh Congress president Pradeep Chhabra mentioned with the blessings of senior leaders, he had strengthened the social gathering for six years and would proceed to take the social gathering ahead.

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