Tribune News Service
Moga, January 18. Electioneering is likely to pick up pace in Punjab with Congress President Sonia Gandhi set to address rallies at Moga and Kapurthala on Thursday. Gulchain Singh Charak, in-charge, party affairs for Punjab, and Vijendra Singla, Sangrur MP, claimed that Sonia’s visit would boost the morale of the candidates.
“Campaigning by Sonia will also attract the attention of the voters and will finally steer the wave in favour of the Congress in the state,” they said.
Meanwhile, the EC on Wednesday made a video of the rally site to count the number of chairs, sound systems, flags and other material being used to set up the dais etc.
Returning Officer Chander Gaind said all the expenditure of the rally would be divided equally among the Congress candidates of 11 constituencies of the region. The Moga rally is being held for 11 constituencies including Faridkot, Muktsar, Moga, Zira and Jagraon.
The local administration has made adequate security arrangements for the visit of Sonia Gandhi. It has set up a helipad adjoining the stage in the New Grain Market so that the Congress president need not have to travel by road. A contingent of National Security Guards has also arrived here to review and take over the security arrangements at the venue.
Meanwhile, local MLA Joginder Pal Jain also claimed that Sonia’s rally would change the mindset of the floating voters to turn in favour of the Congress party. “She is a charismatic woman who has the ability to the poll prospects of the party in the state,” he claimed.
He expressed confidence that the Congress would definitely get a comfortable majority in the state assembly.