Jammu, Oct 01
Former minister of Himachal Pradesh, Secretary All India Congress Committee (AICC) and incharge Jammu and Kashmir State (J&K) Sudhir Sharma today said that Congress is going to make inroads by winning majority of Urban Local Body (ULB) polls as enthusiasm amongst people is quite high and they are also fed up of false promises made with them by previous government. He asked candidates to put in sincerest efforts and expedite their campaigns. Sudhir Sharma was speaking while meeting different delegations from Jammu urban areas at party headquarters here today. He said Congress is a party with history of sacrifices and during its regime in all the states and Centre it developed a completely new India by putting in place needed infrastructure, educational institutes, hospitals, industries, PSUs and bringing new technologies in agriculture. It’s because of Congress that today entire nation is well connected with better roads, villagers are getting electricity from dams built during past 70 years, new technologies in agriculture are giving farmers an edge, redouble institutes are producing best of technocrats and people are being treated in best of health institutions.
Those trying to undermine Congress are banking upon mere sloganeering and had not been able to carry development from where it was left. Sudhir Sharma urged people of Jammu and Kashmir to not to get swayed away by false promises and vote Congress to power for development of state. He said participation of hundreds of independent candidates itself speaks of the fact that people have lost faith in BJP and other parties and want a change in the system of governance which only Congress can give. Sudhir Sharma during meetings with delegations added that time has also come to prepare for general elections and a movement should be launched to make people aware of party’s programmes and policies in days to come.
Former minister Yogesh Sawhney also spoke on the occasion and informed the visiting incharge AICC that party candidates are working hard and making door to door contacts with people to make them aware of Congress programmes.