Punjab: Congress Campaign reaching crescendo, crowding out all other rivals

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Punjab Congress launched its "2/3 Bahumat (do tihaai bahumat or two-thirds majority)" campaign on Wednesday. 

It took out bike rallies, roadshows, conducted door-to-door exercise, mega rallies, street plays and padyatras. Around 13,000 bikers raced around the state with Congress flag on their bikes. 

That apart, 400 dholwalas and 1500 volunteers on ground were involved in door-to-door engagement. Around 500 nukkad plays and sabhas were also conducted. 

While Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh held public meetings in Muktsar, Faridkot and Jaito, Navjot Singh Sidhu held rallies in Bhadaur, Rampura Phool Bhucho Mandi, Sardulgarh and Malout.

Capt Amarinder Singh told IndiaToday confidently, predicting a Congress comeback in Punjab. "We will get two-thirds of the seats," he claimed also prophesying that both Aam Admi Party (AAP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance would "fall, struggling for breath, by the kerbside"

The Congress' star campaigners, Amarinder and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, are spending the final leg of the poll campaign concentrating on the electorally significant Malwa region, where the AAP contesting on several seats.

Congress' campaign in these elections has been completely centered around Amarinder Singh with a central tagline: 'Chahunda hai Punjab, Capt di Sarkar (What Punjab wants is a government led by Captain).'

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