The congress government will reach out tom people of Punjab with their local mini-buses called “Punjab Congress Express” before the mega- rally of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in October.
The party right now is busy in giving final touches to the 13 Punjab Congress Expresses specially designed for holding “nukkad” meetings. The Congress Leaders will cover 13 Lok Sabha constituencies during the 37-day long “Congress Liyao, Punjab Bachao” campaign.
“Starting from September 26, the campaign has been strategised to reach out to people at grass root level more effectively by holding smaller meetings of about 1,000-1,500 people each at four different points in a constituency, The routes and meeting points for all the constituencies have been strategically designed to meet maximum number of people, from all walks of life,” the party resources stated.
Manpreet stated that the Congress bus campaign will highlight how “misrule has eaten up Punjab like cancer”. “The youth have no jobs, farmers are committing suicides, crimes and atrocities against women and Dalits have risen and teachers are on the streets,” he added. Jakhar said the campaign would also give a message of unity to party’s rank and file through “nukkad” and small meetings.
The I-PAC in a statement stated, “The bus campaign will be a force multiplier to the Halke Vich Captain campaign and take the message of the Congress across the state. Each point for meeting has been identified through social listening exercises carried out by the I-PAC team and the local Congress unit. The demand for these meetings at particular points and the choice of leaders addressing gatherings have come from the public.