Amritsar: Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh today said the party will suspend all poll campaign activities in assembly constituencies on the (Indo-Pak) international border.
Campaigns were suspended after the Punjab government started evacuating villages within 10 km of the border following surgical strikes in PoK.
“All (poll) campaign programmes of the party in border constituencies have been put on hold, said Amarinder, who will be here on October 4 to take stock of the situation.
“Leaders assigned with campaign duties in border constituencies will be stationed in their respective areas to help the residents,” he said.
Amarinder asked party workers to reach border areas from Gurdaspur to Ferozepur.
He asked the CM to make proper arrangements for paddy procurements, ensure paddy reaches markets and timely payment of farmers.
“Men should be allowed to stay back till harvesting is over. Moreover, villagers cannot afford to leave their livestock behind as the state government has made no arrangements for their safety,” he said. PTI
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