Chandigarh, Feb 20: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday urged the people of the state to vote in “large numbers” for the “honour of Punjabiyat”.
“Every vote given for peace, security and prosperity will play an important role in the betterment of Punjab with new thinking. For Punjab, for the honour of Punjabiyat, vote in large numbers,” read Priyanka’s tweet roughly translated from Hindi.
The Congress leader further said that each vote cast for “peace, security and prosperity” will be important for the betterment of Punjab.
“Sisters and brothers of Punjab, stability and development complement each other. Every vote given for peace, security and prosperity will play an important role in the betterment of Punjab with new thinking,” she said.
Meanwhile, Punjab is witnessing a multi-corner contest this time with Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Shiromani Akali Dal-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance, and the coalition of Bharatiya Janata Party-former chief minister Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress party as key players.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, who is the Congress’s chief ministerial face, is contesting from two seats Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur. Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu is facing SAD’s Bikram Singh Majithia, AAP’s Jeevanjyot Kaur and BJP’s Jagmohan Singh Raju in Amritsar (East).
Voting for 117 constituencies for Punjab Assembly elections began at 8 am on Sunday amid tight security. In Punjab, over 2.14 crore voters will decide the fate of 1,304 candidates who are in the fray from 117 constituencies.