Chandigarh – Punjab mahila congress will constitute its state level body within 15 days and then organize district level rallies in consultation with the Punjab Pradesh congress. Punjab Mahila congress will strengthen its base by going to the booth level, enrolling more mahila members and briefing the women in the state of Punjab about the dubious achievements of the present ruling government of Shiromani Akali dal Badal and BJP. This was stated by the newly elected Punjab mahila congress president Dr Malti Thapar at a thanks giving ceremony at Punjab congress bhavan Chandigarh. Dr Thapar thanked the congress president Smt Sonia Gandhi, Smt Mohsina kidwai gen sec. Incharge mahila congress, Smt Anita Verma president all India mahila congress, Sh Gulchain Singh Chadak incharge Punjab congress, Capt Amarinder Singh President Punjab Pradesh congress and Smt Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, leader of opposition for giving her the responsibility of mahila congress Punjab.
Dr Thapar said that after the formation of state mahila congress body, every district president will be asked to file RTI in their respective districts asking about welfare schemes relating to women and Sc & St, the amount of funds distributed to actual beneficiaries and MNREGA in which more than 80% women are the beneficiaries. We will show the actual face of this government to the people of Punjab.
Dr Thapar added that state level mahila congress rally will be organized in the first week of December in which the senior leaders of the all India congress will be invited. “My agenda will be to strengthen the hands of Punjab Pradesh congress president Capt Amarinder Singh and giving the lost dignity to the women of Punjab”.
Dr Thapar said that women are the pillar of society but for the last four and half years women in Punjab are in very bad condition and there is no government who takes care of their interests. There have been number of cases of atrocities by the government on the women specially the Punjab police which is headed by the home minister S Sukhbir Singh Badal. Just by holding a girl child and then going for the cheap publicity will not eradicate the problem of female foeticide from the state. What are the achievements of the mahila president of shiromani akali dal badal for the last four years, can the party reply or tell the people of Punjab?