Stalwarts abandoning Cong, extra defections doubtless

Stalwarts abandoning Cong, extra defections doubtless



Tribune Information Service

Rajmeet Singh

Chandigarh, June 4

The exodus of 4 senior Congress leaders, days after former PCC chief Sunil Jakhar joined the BJP, doesn’t appear to cease right here.

Insurance policies, lack of reforms in charge

  • Insurance policies, together with ticket distribution, by excessive command are chargeable for the disaster, says political analysts
  • The occasion has additionally did not stem exodus of leaders regardless of promise of reforms, together with structural modifications
  • With the AAP within the saddle, many Congress leaders are sceptical about the way forward for the occasion over subsequent 5 years

Took asylum fearing motion

These apprehending coercive motion by central businesses or by the AAP authorities are in search of political asylum within the BJP. — Raja Warring, PCC Chief

Within the coming days, occasion insiders apprehend extra Punjab Congress leaders, together with some MPs, might abandon the Congress. On Saturday, occasion leaders made frantic calls to different senior occasion leaders whose names (among the many record of disgruntled leaders) have been doing the rounds.

What’s worrisome for the management is the truth that conventional Congress males within the state unit are abandoning the grand previous occasion. The exodus began with Capt Amarinder Singh, who was eliminated because the Chief Minister by the management and changed with Charanjit Singh Channi forward of the 2022 Meeting election. Additional, Navjot Singh Sidhu was changed with Amrinder Raja Warring because the PCC Chief after occasion’s worst ballot debacle.

“Be it Jakhar or the 4 former ministers — Dr Raj Kumar Verka, Gurpreet Singh Kangar, Balbir Singh Sidhu and Sunder Sham Arora — have been dyed-in-the-wool Congress males. From the time Channi took over because the CM and Harish Chaudhary took over Punjab affairs incharge, points from distribution of ticket to expelling senior leaders resembling Kewal Dhillon and Amrik Dhillon appear to have put the home out of order. Within the new setup, some senior leaders have been feeling sidelined,” says a former PCC common secretary.

Senior leaders level out the state of affairs within the state unit is a mirrored image of the in-house downside within the occasion on the nationwide stage. Political analysts level out insurance policies by the occasion excessive command are chargeable for the disaster and occasion’s downfall.

The Congress has did not stem the exodus of leaders regardless of the promise of reforms, together with structural modifications, it’s being identified. With the AAP within the saddle with 92 MLAs within the state, many Congress leaders are sceptical about the way forward for the occasion over the subsequent 5 years.

PCC chief Raja Warring termed the switchovers a “blessing in disguise”. He stated the BJP had taken “trash” into its fold and would realise within the subsequent elections what “tohfa” (reward) Shah was taking with him.

He stated the Congress suffered a political debacle owing to such leaders. The occasion may win solely 18 seats within the 117-member Meeting within the February Meeting elections.

In regards to the 4 ministers leaving the occasion, Warring stated these apprehending coercive motion by central businesses or by the AAP authorities have been in search of political asylum within the BJP.





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