A day after the Indian Election Commission (ECI) briefing on the assembly’s upcoming ballots, Congress said on Sunday that they were the first to adhere to the instructions. Speaking to the media, Punjab party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu stressed the importance of leading by example to protect lives in times of COVID, and said the 2022 elections will be elections of “digital portal fought”.
The current Assembly, elected in 2017, will expire on March 27. Voting to elect members of the 117-member House will take place in a single phase on February 14, according to the electoral commission.
“Congress gained a lot of confidence after the captain stepped down as CM”
“We (Congress) have regained a lot of confidence after the removal of Captain Amarinder Singh from the post of chief minister,” Sidhu said of the prospects for Congressional victory in the state. The congressional head of state further said that a political narrative without a people-centered agenda is “a void, a diversionary tactic.” “It is important to bring the people of Punjab back to the heart of this election,” he added.
Speaking of the Punjab model congress, which he said was the “model of the people,” Sidhu said, “It is an effort to give a roadmap to give power back to the people. To counter the powerful “mafia model” which has the power to even stop the notification of resolutions adopted by the Cabinet. A model for redistributing resources and power from states to legitimate beneficiaries. “
“The Punjab model will soon unveil governance reforms. Give constitutional powers to panchayats and local urban bodies,” he added, also paving the way for “digital Punjab”.
The Punjab model will soon unveil governance reforms. Give constitutional powers to Panchayats and local urban organizations. Create a new “DIGITAL PUNJAB” where over 150 government services such as certificates, licenses, cards, permits and approvals will be given to people’s doors!
– Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) January 9, 2022
The political turmoil of Congress
Despite winning a huge term in the 2017 polls, internal strife erupted in the congressional camp after Sidhu began attacking then-CM Amarinder Singh over the alleged delay in justice in the incidents. of desecration of Guru Granth Sahib and the drug business.
The situation worsened on September 18 after Congress called a party legislative meeting without keeping the Punjab CM informed. Amid growing speculation that Singh would be ousted, the latter tendered his resignation to Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit around 4.30pm the same day due to “humiliations”. However, Charanjit Singh Channi replaced Sidhu, who then became the leader of the Punjab party, as CM on September 20.