Punjab Bharatiya Janta Party president, Vijay Sampla today kick-started the party's election campaign launching a Vijay Sankalp Rath yatra from Hussainiwala after paying tributes to Shaeed Bhagat Singh, Shaeed Rajguru and Shaeed Sukhdev. Addressing a huge gathering of party workers and supporters at the Martyr's Memorial, Sampla stated that Hussainiwala was a holy Triath for Nation. He said that soil of Hussainiwala was enriched with the blood of martyrs and the sweat of the farmers stating that remembering the martyrs instilled patriotism within the cadres.Sampla said, "Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the country is fighting the battle of economic freedom. Meanwhile, the bugle for Punjab polls has been sounded and two main parties, Congress and BJP, are vying with each other to come to power in the state. The Congress is a party which bred and nurtured English culture in the country. While the BJP is working to transform the nation into a 'Soney Ki Chidia', the 'English' Congress is trying hard to convert the country into 'Sonia Ki Chidia'. The bane of corruption, unemployment, poverty and black money has been bestowed upon the nation by the Congress and Punjab has always been given step-motherly treatment. The Congress pushed Punjab into the black days of terrorism and subjected its water assets and farmers to loot. Congress is anti-Punjab and anti-Punjabiyat and has neglected the people of the state for decades".
Launching an offensive against PPCC chief, Capt. Amarinder Singh, Sampla said, "He has no time to meet the people of his state but he does have ample time to meet his friends across the border". Sampla also took at AAP chief, Arvind Kejriwal stating that he betrayed the people of Delhi and the voters of Punjab won't fall into his trap. "The AAP claims to put an end to drugs in the state, but it drinking them all", he said.From Hussainiwala memorial, the Vijay Sankalp Rath Yatra, on its first day, proceeded towards Ferozepur with a huge cavalcade of motorcycles and cars rode by huge numbers of party workers and supporters. The Rath was accorded a grandiose welcome by people in various villages and cities with showers of flowers. En-route, the state party chief accompanied by other party leaders, paid tributes to the freedom fighters at various memorials and garlanded the idols of Guru Ravidass Ji, Bhagwan Valmiki Ji and Bhagat Ramdev Ji at differtnt 'chowks'.State party organizational general secretary Dinesh Kumar, Cabinet Minister Surjeet Kumar Jiyani, poll manifesto committee chairman and ex state president Kamal Sharma, former MLA Sukhpal Singh Nannu, state general secretary Manjit Singh Rai, state secretary Vineet Joshi, Ferozepur district president Davinder Bajaj, district general secretary Arun Pugal, BJYM state president Shivbir Rajan and secretary Amit Sampla were present during the yatra.