Factionalism led Punjab Congress goes deeper into a huddle

“Internal feud between the Punjab unit of Congress is getting widen with newly appointed leader of opposition, Charanjit Singh Channi failing to make a mark and take all the legislatures along. While Channi is struggling hard to take on the ruling government and party MLAs on other side are conveniently giving assembly session a miss.”


Rahul Gandhi believes in entrusting prominent position to young promising leaders. His approach might be futuristic but it doesn’t go well country grand old political party and for that matter, conflicting views are witnessed between the mother-son duo of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul. Newly appointed leader of opposition Chananjit Singh Channi struggling to make an impression is a testimony to this fact.

Rising voice of dissent against Channi

While the internal feud is growing the state unit of Congress, the voice of dissent against Channi is rising. While many MLAs accuse him of trying to steal credit, taking unilateral decisions, and not taking seniors into confidence few others think that he is not mature enough to take on the responsibility.

Regular Absenteeism of Legislatures

Channi is a second-time legislator who fought his first assembly election as an independent from Chamkaur Sahib in 2007 and later was inducted to Congress party in 2012. It must be noted that he hasn’t even completed his complete term as a legislature of Congress party but still he was elevated to the position of leader of opposition.

While Channi is learning the ropes the tough way, regular absenteeism of Congress legilatures is making his job even tough. Just very few of MLAs are reporting before the assembly session, so effectively no CLP meeting is taking place and no floor strategy being planned. It is no surprise that the party is finding itself on the back foot.

While Charanjit Singh Channi has already put the Punjab Congress in tight spot in the Vidhan Sabha due to his poor knowledge of state affairs, without any support of other party MLAs, he has failed miserably to counter ruling government.

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