Citing the example of Ludhiana, Congress leader Amarjit Singh Tikka said Ludhiana has four representatives in the assembly and the non-Jat Sikh community dominates three of these seats – Ludhiana Central, Ludhiana West and Atma Nagar.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. (File Photo)
Highlighting the importance of non-Jat Sikhs in the electoral politics of Punjab, Congress leader Amarjeet Singh Tikka has asked the party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi for the next year’s state assembly elections. ) urged for adequate representation of the community. In his letter to Sonia Gandhi, Tikka said that I would like to draw your attention to the upcoming political scenario in Punjab.
Also said that Punjab has 35 seats related to urban demographics and in all these constituencies the vote bank of urban non-Jat Sikhs is decisive. The representation of non-Jat Sikhs is 15 per cent and the Khatri/Arora majority faction is 16 per cent. Non-Jat Sikhs will play a decisive and game-changing role in the upcoming 2022 elections and should be given adequate representation.
There is no minister from the non-Jatt Sikh community in the current government
He said that the decision to appoint Sardar Charanjit Singh Channi as the Chief Minister is entirely based on the representation of the SC/ST community, as the percentage of SC/ST community in Punjab is the highest in the entire country. Emphasizing on the need for adequate representation of the non-Jat Sikh community, Tikka said that there was only one cabinet minister, Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, who belonged to the non-Jat Sikh community, who was later sacked and resulted in widespread outrage in the community. .
Assembly elections to be held in Punjab next year
Citing the example of Ludhiana, the Congress leader said that Ludhiana has four representatives in the assembly and the non-Jat Sikh community has control over three of these seats – Ludhiana Central, Ludhiana West and Atma Nagar. Assembly elections are due in Punjab early next year.
Electoral politics at its peak in Punjab
The infighting within the Punjab unit of the Congress has not ended. Factionalism has already come to the fore in two assembly constituencies, Sultanpur Lodhi and Qadian. Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday supported the candidature of party MLA Navtej Singh Cheema from Sultanpur Lodhi, from where cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh, considered close to former CM Captain Amarinder Singh, is keen to contest. Navjot Singh Sidhu has also supported the sitting MLA Fateh Jung Bajwa from Kadian assembly constituency, where former PCC chief Pratap Singh Bajwa is keen to contest.
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