“Congress claims to win the upcoming assembly polls in Punjab with a decisive majority but internal feud and exits at crucial junctures have reduced the congress to a run-away party!”
Recently held by-election in Khadoor Sahib, the area, which was once the hotbed of militancy and is highly sensitive to issues relating to Sikhism, is very crucial. It was also touted as semi-final ahead of Assembly elections due early next year in Punjab. When it was time for congress party to prove their mantle, they rather preferred to escape from the front.
Tremors in Congress; Captain’s political advisor deciding the fate
It must be noted here that All India Congress Committee (AICC) had made it clear that the party wanted to contest the bypoll and Ramanjit Singh Sikki’s name was announced. But going against the decision of party high command, Captain Amarainder decided to boycott the crucial poll on behest of his political advisor.
It is pertinent to note here that Prashant Kishore, election strategist and Captain’s advisor, advised him to stay away the crucial poll. This speaks volume about autocratic style of functioning within Congress party.
Infighting ahead of assembly polls
Infighting within AAP has surfaced way ahead of assembly polls. Even while Amarinder was addressing the media about his decision to boycott the polls, former Congress MP Jagmeet Brar lost no time in hammering the former CM with his tweets.
Jagmeet Brar slammed Captain by saying that he had let the party high command down as Sonia Gandhi had announced Sikki’s name.
As per the news report, Brar stated:
“Amarinder has backstabbed again and the party has dug its own grave. He is using Guru Granth Sahib as a shield for political purposes.”