- Amarinder Singh Raja Warring succeeds Navjot Singh Sidhu
- Warring, 44, also becomes the youngest ever PCC President
- He urged workers to follow discipline, dedication and dialogue to meet the challenges
Newly appointed Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring on Friday assumed office. Besides Warring, working president Bharat Bhushan Ashu took charge at a simple ceremony in Chandigarh in the presence of senior party leaders at the Punjab Congress Bhavan. Warring succeeds Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Addressing the gathering, he said the Congress is a 'soch' (thinking) and 'vichar' (thought) which cannot come to an end. Warring, 44, who is now the youngest ever PCC President, said party leaders and workers would have to follow discipline, dedication and dialogue to meet the challenges and strengthen the party.
Stressing that discipline was essential for strengthening the party, he said, if there is no discipline in any person or a party, it cannot grow.
"We have to adopt three Ds in our lives if we want to move towards success,' said Warring and added that dedication towards shouldering responsibility was also very important.
He also laid emphasis on dialogue with the people to seek their opinion.
"If I make my own strategy, then I think we cannot move towards success," said Warring.
"Not only in a party but in a business as well, if you hold dialogue with colleagues or go for team work, then you will succeed," he said.
Later in a tweet, Warring said, "Discipline, Dedication and Dialogue will be my 3-D mantra for strengthening the party."
Prominent among those who were present at the ceremony included former chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi, AICC in-charge of Punjab affairs Harish Chaudhary, Punjab Congress Legislature Party leader Partap Singh Bajwa, MLAs Sukhpal Khaira, Tript Rajinder Bajwa, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Sukhbinder Sarkaria, MPs Manish Tewari, Jasbir Dimpa and other party leaders.
Congress leader Sidhu came to the party office but did not share the stage with others leaders. Former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar was not seen at the event.
Warring thanked the party leadership including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for appointing him as the Punjab Congress president.
Following the party's drubbing in the five states that went to polls recently, the Congress chief had asked state Congress chiefs to resign.
With PTI Inputs