‘Fateh’ kits in short supply, Qadian MLA comes out with own

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‘Fateh’ kits in short supply, Qadian MLA comes out with own

An ambulance of the Satbachan Welfare Foundation.

Ravi Dhaliwal

Tribune News Service

Qadian (Gurdaspur), May 17

Staring at a shortage of ‘Fateh kits’ in his Assembly seat of Qadian, Congress MLA Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa has hit upon a novel idea by packing the contents of the kit in packets named under his charitable organisation — Satbachan Welfare Foundation — and distributing the same among his constituents.

The MLA, who has made Qadian his base ever since the advent of the second wave, rubbished claims of his detractors who insisted that he is using Covid as a double-edged sword. “By distributing these kits he is just fortifying his vote bank ahead of the Assembly polls,” said a SAD leader.

“The polls are the last thing on my mind. My priority is to ensure my people do not catch the virus. Everybody knows how difficult it is to convince villagers to get inoculated because of their mental block. These psychological barriers are being knocked down following which things have become different in Qadian. People themselves are willing to get tested and also vaccinated,” said the MLA’s son Arjun Partap Bajwa who incidentally is the nodal officer.

“In every village I have selected five ‘Covid Warriors’. These youngsters are guiding the elderly on how and where to get vaccinated,” he said. 

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