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Punjab Congress Reshuffle is High Command's Prerogative: Captain Amarinder Singh

Punjab Congress Reshuffle is High Command's Prerogative: Captain Amarinder Singh
File Photo: Congress' Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha and Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh (Press Trust of India)
Sangrur: Amid reports of a recast in the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), party veteran and former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today said any changes were prerogative of party high command which is seized of ground realities in the state.

Captan Amarinder, the deputy leader of party in Lok Sabha and a frontrunner for the post, said "it is the prerogative of Congress president Sonia Gandhi (to reshuffle PPCC)."

Responding to a query if senior party leader Ambika Soni was being considered for the coveted post, he said he has apprised the party high command of his views.

"I have already clarified that I have put forth my point of view based on the ground realities and the sentiments of the common workers in Punjab to the high command", he said adding that the high command is seized of the entire matter.

Claiming that the Congress is in a strong position to defeat the Akali-BJP alliance and the Aam Aadmi Party in the state in 2017 Assembly polls, the former chief minister said that while the former's graph has touched its nadir, people have lost confidence in the latter's governing capability, particularly after what happened in Delhi and Punjab.

Reportedly, Punjab Congress is set to get new teams as the party high command is likely to recast the state unit.

Recently, the party high command had held separate parleys with top Punjab leaders, including Captain Amarinder, Mr Bajwa and former chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal in its bid to put an end to bitter infighting in party's state unit.

Earlier, addressing a public meeting at Dirba, Captain Amarinder questioned the "sources of disproportionate assets and income" of the Badal family.

"When farmers across the state are in distress and several of them are committing suicide, there is only one farmer, Badal, who has weaved thousands of crores from his 80 acres of land he inherited from his father, besides few buffaloes," he said.

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NDTV in partnership with UBER is launching a sustained campaign 'Roshan Dilli'  to try and raise safety standards in India's capital, New Delhi.

Our focus is to try and improve lighting in public spaces in the city. Lighting is a key factor in shaping women's perceptions of safety

The initiative will provide a platform for all stakeholders to discuss our goal of improving safety standards, to start a conversation about safety of women in the country

It will also highlight various interventions and solutions that help to make women safe and put the spotlight on what more can be done.

The campaign will accentuate the need for Safety to be a shared responsibility

The need for gender sensitization and how law enforcement and civil society through checks and education can try and make women safer

We hope you will join us and help make New Delhi a safer city for women.

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