THE STATEMENT OF S.PARTAP SINGH BAJWA,MP,PRESIDENT, PPCC AT AMRITSAR
I have come to this historic city today to pay obeisance and seek blessings at Sri Harimandir Sahib , Durgiana Temple and Ram Tirath after my elevation as President of PPCC. Besides this, I have also paid my homage to our Martyrs of freedom struggle at Jallianwala Bagh to renew my pledge to fulfill their dreams of making India a strong and vibrant nation.
With the blessings of Almighty, our Party President Sonia Gandhi ji, Vice President Rahul Gandhi ji and the Hon” Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have reposed faith in me and given me the responsibility of heading the PPCC. As you are aware, the Congress has a national character with distinguished recognition at the international scene. Its precious legacy is based on values of secularism, democratic norms, justice to all, inclusive growth of the country. The party has always strongly advocated the cause of farmers, have-nots, labour class, rural and urban masses , scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and struggled hard to upgrade their lives through action oriented approach.
It will be my earnest endeavor to strengthen the party cadres in the state by reaching out to every worker at the grass-root level and reactivating the different wings of the Congress particularly NSUI, mahila congress and youth congress. My special attention will be to promote Punjabi unity with no ill-will to any section of society or political group. During my political career I have remained strong believer of consensus with ultimate aim of welfare of people. This all can be achieved with the cooperation of my party colleagues, leaders and workers of all ranks. I hold the Press and Media in high esteem because of their significant role in a democratic system and I am always open to constructive criticism and feedback with all humility
I am taking a challenging responsibility at a time when the state is in a political chaos and financial instability. The people of the state are feeling insecure and reeling under oppression and fear under deteriorating law and order situation. The respect for women and children is on low priority of the ruling party. Punjab today is in financial crisis due to misconceived policies and programmes of the SAD(B) + BJP government, despite the fact that the UPA Government at the Centre has been constantly giving liberal grants under various centrally sponsored schemes. As President of the Congress party, I will study the whole scenario and discuss all these issues at the party forum to chalk out a strategy for forcefully combating these deteorating situations. It will be my endeavor to take every leader and worker of the party along and give due respect to everyone in the state unit. The party will soon launch a Mass contact programme in the state to reinvigorate the party rank and file across the state. Our party will make special efforts to check violence against women and children, protection of the interest of farmers, labour class, minorities, scheduled castes and other weaker sections of society. Better employment opportunities for the youth and the unemployed people will also be on our priority agenda. The agriculture and industrial economy will be our focus areas. The interests of traders and business community will be fully taken care of in our policies and programmes
I seek cooperation from every Punjabi especially Congress party workers for fulfilling my mission of putting ‘PUNJAB FIRST’ in different areas of socio-economic development not only in the national scene but also at the global level. I am confident that with the blessings of God and support of the Central Congress leadership I will be able to make the state party unit as a model, with a noble mission of SARBAT DA BHALA (service to all).
Lakhs of congressmen welcome Bajwa to his maiden trip to Amritsar
Sea of humanity emerges at the railway station
Lakhs of Congress workers today received the newly elected Punjab Pradesh Congress party President S Partap Singh Bajwa, MP at the Amritsar railway station after he arrived in the Shatabadi express train along with senior leaders of the party. The railway station was packed with the supporters raising slogans in favour of Smt Sonia Gandhiji, Sh Rahul Gandhiji, Dr Manmohan Singh ji and S Partap Singh Bajwa. Congress supporters showered flowers on their President and presented rope of honours (siropa”s).
Bajwa took around one hour to reach just outside the railway station because of the crowd gathered there. He was given warm welcome by the congress workers and supporters at Bhandari Bridge, outside the hall gate, Congress bhawan, kairon market, r s tower, Bharavan da dhaba, chowk phuwara, longawali devi mandir and jallianwala bagh chowk.
For the first time the newly elected congress president travelled in the shatabdi express train instead of air travel and then walked from the railway station to Shri Harmandir Sahib with large number of supporters who gathered to welcome their new president. Mr Bajwa went to Shri Harmandir Sahib, after Parikarma he paid obeisance and listened to the kirtan in the presence of almighty. He was presented by Siropa and picture of Shri Golden Temple at the information office. Mr Bajwa paid tributes to the martyrs of freedom struggle at the Jallian Wala Bagh. He also paid obeisance at Shri Durgiana Temple and Shri Ram Tirath temple. He was honoured with Siropa”s by the management of Shri Durgiana Mandir.
Mr bajwa was accompanied by S Ravnit Bittu, MP, Anandpur Saahib, Sh Mohinder Kaypee, MP Jalandhar, Sh Vijayinder Singla, MP, Sangrur, S Sukhdev Singh Libra, MP,Fatehgarh Sahib, O P Soni, Dr Raj Kumar Verka, Sukhbinder Sarkaria, Mohd Sadddique, Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, Kaka Randeep Singh, Kuljit Nagra, Ashwani Sekhri, Sukhjinder Randhawa, Mrs Charanjit Kaur Bajwa, Jagmohan Kang, Balbir Sidhu, Tripat Rajinder Bajwa, Aruna Chaudhary, Raj Waring(all sitting MLA”s). Others who joined Mr Bajwa are Sukhpal Khaira, Prof Gurvinder Mamenke, Harpartap Ajnala, Sukhjinder Raj Singh lally Majithia,Balwinder Singh Laddi, Shalender Singh Shelly, Jasbir Singh Dimpa, Ranjit Singh jhajhalwadi, Tarsem Singh DC, S Sardul Singh, Jugal Kishore, Karamjit Singh Rintu, Raman Bakshi, Raman Bhalla, Lucky Councillor, Hans Raj josan, Mohinder Rinwa, Sunil Dutti, Rumal Chand, Gurbinder atwal, Avtar Henry, Vinay Mahajan, Inderjit Singh Zira and all the workers of youth Congress and the Mahila Congress.