Congress is expected to field former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh as their star campaigner in the run up to Punjab Assembly Polls next year.
The party manifesto is being prepared and the plan is to use former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to launch the manifesto of the party.
The Congress feels that he is respected amongst the people of Punjab and his image will give a boost to the party.
Strategist Prashant Kishor and his team are already in operation programmes like Halke Vich Captain and Coffee with Captain are currently underway.
Though Congress vice-president is yet to actively join the campaign, plans of his arrival are under preparation.
In the three states going to polls – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand – it would be a big win if the Congress can wrest Punjab from the Akali-BJP combine.
The Congress was already focusing on dalits in Punjab. Dalits are 31 per cent of the population of the state. They have a high swing factor in seats.