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Interests of Valmiki/ Mazhabi Sikh community safe in hands of CM Captain Amarinder Singh: Joginder Mann

Punjab News Express | April 09, 2019 04:17 PM

Punjab News Express
PHAGWARA: Former Punjab Minister and Senior Congress leader Joginder Singh Mann today said that the interests of Valmiki/ Mazhabi Sikh community were safe only in the hands of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who, he claimed, had assured him(Mann) that the community would be given adequate representation at every level in the state government as well as electoral arena.
In a statement issued here today, Mann, who is also a towering leader of the community, said that full share in power was the legitimate right of the Valmiki/ Mazhabi Sikh community and only Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh could ensure that.
He said that Captain Amarinder Singh has a special liking for the community due to which he has always given full representation to it.
Mann, National President, All India Rangretta Dal,a religio-social body of Mazhabi Sikhs, said that Captain Government has always taken several pro-Valmiki/ Mazhabi Sikh community decisions besides giving plum postings to the community.
A three-time MLA, Mann, who had recently flagged the issues pertaining to the community with the Chief Minister, said that Captain Amarinder Singh Ji has assured him that the community would be given adequate representation in the state government as well as in the electoral arena in the coming days.
He said that the matter was under active consideration of the Chief Minister and the community’s interest would be secured at every cost.
He further said that the Congress party in general and Captain Amarinder Singh in particular was very much concerned about the interests of the community, adding that the community has full faith in each and every word of the party and its leader.
The former Minister also said that since independence the Congress party has always taken care of the interests of the community.
He said that leaders of the community, including former Union Home Minister Sardar Buta Singh ji, have been given important positions by the party both in the government and party organisation.He also slammed the opposition parties for misleading the community by giving certain benefits to a handful of its puppets whereas the Congress party has always ensured comprehensive development of the community.
He said that the community would whole-heartedly support the Congress party during the ensuing Lok Sabha polls and ensure that AICC chiefRahul Gandhi becomes the Prime Minister of the country.

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