MP Ravneet Bittu to play key role during MC polls in Ludhiana
Ludhiana – With the Municipal Corporation in Ludhiana only two months away, Member Parliament Ravneet Singh Bittu has taken over the reins of district Congress in his hands to steer the party smoothly during the upcoming polls. The leader is also set to hold meetings with senior district leaders to douse off any scope of factionalism. It was the assembly polls this year which perhaps for the first time witnessed little factionalism giving way for Captain Amarinder Singh to become the chief minister of the state. Factionalism was stated to be the cause of Congress’s defeat in Punjab in state polls in year 2007. With Congress having four MLAs in city areas, the party is now eyeing a major success in the MC polls scheduled to take place in January next year. Bharat Bhushan Ashu who won from Ludhiana West constituency already has his wife Mamta Sharma and brother Narendra Sharma as councilors in the civic body. However the term of all councilors in MC expired recently. Ashu who has gained an important position in the party as e is a close associate of Bittu is also expected to lend hand to the latter during the polls.Party insiders say that Bittu and Ashu will play a major role in the elections.“While Bittu has reconciliatory skills that were brought into action even during assembly polls this year, Ashu has risen to MLA from a councilor. Persons of this temperament are needed during the elections who could work wonders” said a senior party leader. On the other hand Congress district chief Gurpreet Gogi is also a key person in the polls. Gogi was also the councilor from ward number 53 till recently. It was reported that opponents within the party had initiated propaganda against Gogi to dethrone him from the position of district chief but his connections in Delhi paved way for him to continue. While talking to Daily Post, MP Ravneet Singh Bittu said that Congress party will come victorious even in the MC polls like it did in assembly polls. “There is no place for factionalism in the party and all leaders will work for the party during the polls’ said Bittu.
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