Abohar : Expressing concern over party cadre’s inability to fully leverage a major government decision like doubling of Social Security pension, the former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Sunil Jakhar today said that political wrangling within the party was hampering this vital process of taking our landmark achievements amongst people ahead of 2022 elections.
Speaking at his native village Panjkosi, Jakhar said the increase in pensions from 750 to 1500 is a major decision by the state government to alleviate suffering of the needy. He however said that he had been concerned about party not being able to fully propagate the recent significant decision.
We need to take these decisions to every household so that people could be more aware about these, Jakhar said appealing to Congress leadership and party cadre that it is time to act unitedly to take government’s achievements to people on the ground so that party could win the next assembly elections and form the government in state again.
It is time we should tell people that the government chosen by them has doubled their pension amount while the during the ten years of SAD, the pension remained stagnated at Rs 250 and was only increased in the last year of Badal government’s tenure. Captain Amarinder Singh government has increased it three times in five years from Rs. 500 to 1500, Sunil Jakhar said.
He said that Congress party president Sonia Gandhi Ji, and our leader Rahul Gandhi Ji have directed us to take Captain Amarinder Singh government’s achievements to people. Due to lack of coordination in party, we are unable to take these achievements amongst public, he said. He appealed to the party leadership to be united and tell people about party’s achievements of four and half years urging them to not indulge in creating troubles. He said all of us must come together to fight polls unitedly. On the occasion, he also distributed enhanced pension certificates to beneficiaries.
Former president of District Youth Congress Sh Sandeep Jakhar, Mayor MC Abohar Sh Vimal Thathai, District Planning Board Chairman Sardar Balbir Singh Danewalia, District Congress head Sh Ranjan Kamra were also present on the occasion.