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Capt Amarinder rejects Pawan Dewan's resignation


: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today said that he had rejected the resignation of the Ludhiana District Congress Committee president Pawan Dewan. He said, he had received his resignation a few days back wherein Dewan had raised certain issues in the interest of the party which will be taken care of.

The PCC President had called Dewan for a meeting to Chandigarh today where he rejected his resignation saying all the issues raised by him will be properly addressed. He said, he appreciated the concern of the district president for the party workers.

He maintained that Dewan was a senior and committed party leader and had a long association with him.  He asked Dewan to ensure that the party won the corporation elections in Ludhiana. He also asked him to prepare the tour programme for his (PCC President's) visit to Ludhiana.


Rape of Democracy as 9 of 13 nominations rejected in Voltoha alone: Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH, May 26: With the Akali government getting the papers in 9 of the 13 wards rejected arbitrarily in Voltoha Nagar Panchayat, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today said that this amounted to  rape of democracy and announced that  the party will be moving the court on Monday.

Referring to the arbitrary rejection of the nomination papers of the Congress supporters across the state, Capt Amarinder also warned the officials responsible for conducting the elections against any unlawful acts lest they have to account for it. He said, the officials must not buckle under the Akalis' pressure and must do their duty strictly according to the law and rules.

The Punjab Congress President said that it is highly unacceptable and the party will not tolerate it. He said, while the matter will be taken up in the court of law, the party will also hold public protests and demonstrations  wherever there are any such wrong doings.

He said, besides Voltoha, the Akalis have got rejected the papers of Congress supporters in Faridkot, Kotkapura and other places also. He maintained that this only showed that the Akalis did not have confidence in themselves  and hence they were resorting to arbitrary and undemocratic methods.



PCC President rules out changes in MC candidates' lists; warns rebels

CHANDIGARH, May 25: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today ruled out any changes in the list of candidates finalised for election to four Municipal  Corporations.

 At the same time he warned against indiscipline and said strict action will be taken against all those indulging in anti-party activities no matter how senior they may be.
 Responding to the reports of possible change of candidates, he clarified that the decision of the screening committees for all the four corporations is final and irrevocable as the lists have been finalised after thorough consultations with all the concerned.
 The PCC President warned against any defiance and said anybody indulging in any sort of indiscipline will instantly be expelled from the party for six years.