New Delhi: Ahead of the assembly polls in Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh’s freshly launched political party Punjab Lok Congress on Monday (January 10) has been assigned a ‘hockey stick and ball’ as the election symbol for the party. The former Punjab Chief Minister’s party took to Twitter to break the news. Happy to inform you that Punjab Lok Congress has received its Party Symbol – Hockey Stick and Ball, wrote PLK.
Notably, Hockey, which is India’s national game, is quite popular in Punjab, especially in the rural areas. The state contributes a number of players to the national hockey team as well. Interestingly, former India captain Pargat Singh is also a minister in the Congress government in the state.
Following the announcement of poll dates by the Election Commission of India, former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that he is ready for the big day that will decide the future of the state. He also appealed to people to exercise their franchise.
Taking to the microblogging site, the Punjab Lok Congress chief said, “Sooner the better. We are all set for the Big Day that will decide the future of Punjab. I appeal to the people to participate in the carnival of democracy with full spirit while at the same time observing all COVID related protocols.”
Earlier this week, the Election Commission of India announced the schedule for the upcoming assembly elections in the five states- Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur and Punjab. The assembly elections will take place in 7 phases from February 10 to March 7. As per the schedule, Punjab will go to the polls on February 14.
About Punjab Lok Congress, former Punjab Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh quit the opposition party in November 2021 following a feud with Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Later, the politician formed his own party and announced that the Punjab Lok Congress will contest elections in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party.
(With Inputs from ANI)