Moga bypoll Punjab’s mood indicator: Capt
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With the campaigning for the Moga bypoll gaining steam, the Punjab Congress on Saturday raised the issue of "growing frustration and alienation among the state youth because of unemployment."
Addressing a meeting of the Youth Congress, state party chief Capt Amarinder Singh, said he can understand the sentiments of the youth who despite being educated and qualified were not finding employment in Punjab and alleged lack of vision and foresight among Akali rulers.
"They have not been able to invite any investment in the state for generation of jobs," Amarinder said.
He said that Moga Assembly bypoll's outcome would set the tone for the end of the Akali regime. "This bypoll will be be a mood indicator of the people of Punjab who feel cheated and betrayed by the SAD-BJP government," he added.
Meanwhile, addressing the party workers, state Youth Congress president Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary reiterated that "exposing Public Relations and Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia" remains the top agenda for the Moga bypoll.
"Akali Jathedars are leaving no stone unturned to make lives of people difficult and this is being done at the behest of their kingpin Majitihia," he said, adding the Youth Congress workers will be highlighting problems like deteriorating law and order and free flow of drugs in the state among other issues.
He also took on the SAD candidate Joginderpal Jain for quitting Congress and joining the ruling party for petty political gains. The by-poll was necessitated after Jain, who was elected from the seat as Congress candidate, joined the SAD.
"People like Jain have neither principals nor conscience. By betraying Congress, he has proved that business and self interest are his priorities. We will appeal to the voters to prove that Jain is a traitor," he said.
In a related development, the United Communist Party of India has decided to extend support to Congress candidate Vijay Kumar Sathi who is pitted against Jain.
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