Now, Punjab CM forms six-man manifesto panel

To ensure implementation of election promises

Now, Punjab CM forms six-man manifesto panel

Capt Amarinder Singh

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 14

Getting into the election mode, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has constituted a six-member CM’s committee on implementation of manifesto, headed by senior party leader Lal Singh.

In poll mode

  • A few days ago, Capt Amarinder Singh had constituted a four-member committee to listen to day-to-day public grievances and issues raised by party workers
  • The panels, both headed by Lal Singh, will share four members, including three MLAs. The second panel also has CM’s political secretary Capt Sandeep Sandhu and columnist Mandeep Bajwa as members

No dissent in party

Reacting to absence of Higher Education Minister Tript Rajinder Bajwa and Cabinet colleague Sukhjinder Randhawa from CM’s college unveiling event in Hoshiarpur, Anandpur Sahib MP Manish Tewari said: “Nothing much should be read into it. The CM was accompanied by School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla. There is no dissent in party.”

Other committee members include MLAs Surinder Kumar Dawar, Kushaldeep Dhillon and Dr Raj Kumar Chabbewal; political secretary to CM Capt Sandeep Sandhu and military historian and columnist Mandeep Bajwa.

A meeting of the committee has been convened by the CM on Wednesday at his Siswan farmhouse. Apart from discussing manifesto-related issues, the working guidelines and functional powers of the committee are likely to be taken up.

A few days ago, the CM had constituted a four-member committee, comprising Lal Singh, Dawar, Dhillon and Dr Chabbewal, to listen to day-to-day public grievances and issues raised by party workers. It has been positioned at the CM’s Sector 2 residence.

Sources said apart from assigning political role to other important party leaders, the CM was likely to involve the MPs in taking various political decisions to fortify his position.

Senior party leader and CM confidant Lal Singh, who is also the chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board, has been tasked with coordinating the working and assigning of duties to MLAs.

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