-‘Party should give representation to the minority community in all Assembly constituencies of the city’
The Hush Post, Ludhiana: While brainstroming sessions are going on in the ruling Congress party for allotment of party tickets for the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) elections scheduled to be held later this month, city’s minority Muslim community has made a solid claim before the party high command seeking tickets for its members.
Office-bearers of different religious and social organisations of the minority community met Shahi Imam Maulana Habib Ur Rehman Sani at the Jama Masjid on Sunday and proposed to raise the demand of party tickets for the members of minority community before the Congress high command. Accepting this demand, the Shahi Imam agreed to raise take up the matter through a letter to Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab Congress Committee (PPCC) President Sunil Jakhar and Lok Sabha MP from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu.
The Shahi Imam has sought a minimum of two tickets for the members of minority community from all the six Assembly constituencies falling in Ludhiana city.
Addressing a press conference, the Shahi Imam said that it was a right of the minority community to stake claim on the party tickets. He said that out of the total 95 wards of LMC, the minority community members should get party tickets in at least six wards. The Shahi Imam said that the Muslims had always supported Congress. He hoped that the party high command would give party tickets to the members of minority community to honour their sentiments.
Replying to another question, the Shahi Imam warned that the community would announce its strategy just before the LMC elections if the party high command fails to give tickets to the minority community candidates.