Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, April 19
Media Adviser of the Lok Insaaf Party of Bains brothers, Ranjit Singh Rana, today joined the Congress.
He, along with his five aides — Amarjit Singh Khurma, Malkiat Singh, Bavinder Singh Khurma, Avtar Singh and Charanjit Singh — joined the party in the presence of MP Ravneet Singh Bittu and Kamaljit Singh Karwal.
Bittu cautioned the people on the ‘nefarious’ designs of the BJP of diverting the attention from real issues of rampant corruption, increasing unemployment, rising prices and farm suicides.
He accused the BJP of spreading false slogans on nationalism and religion to get votes during the elections.
He added that these elections were crucial for the country as these would set the real agenda of people’s welfare, education and economic growth, which only a secular party, like the Congress, could ensure.
The MP added, “To influence the people by boasting about the acts of bravery of our forces, the BJP was trying to get political mileage out of it, which was dangerous as the forces had always remained above the politics in the past.”
Bittu claimed the condition of farmers and poor people worsened during the present tenure of the Modi government and Punjab had totally been ignored in the agenda of the NDA government.
Bittu added that Ludhiana would be developed as a modern city with all basic amenities of international standards.
He said Atam Nagar and Ludhiana South constituencies had suffered on the development front during the past seven years because of the arrogant behaviour of Bains brothers.