“While senior congress leaders have started raising their voice against the autocratic style functioning of state Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh, Captain on other hand is firm on his stand and not willing to mend his working style for the betterment of party.”
Senior Congress leader and former Deputy speaker, Bir Davinder Singh had raised his voice against the autocratic style functioning of Captain Amarinder and he had termed him as inaccessible to party cadre. Realising that other party leaders had started echoing the voice of dissent, captain took the tough stand of snubbing the voice instead of listening to party worker’s woes.
Bir Davinder gets suspended from Punjab Congress
Captain Amarinder made sure that former Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Assembly Bir Devinder Singh was suspended from the primary membership of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Action was initiated against him on the orders of Captain for what was termed as indulging in “anti-party” activities and Davinder was expelled from the party with immediate effect.
Bir Davinder’s allegation against Captain
It must be noted here that senior Congress leader and Punjab media coordinator, Bir Davinder Singh had locked horns with Captain Amarinder Singh. Davinder has termed Captain as being inaccessible and raised serious questions over latter’s leadership. Bir Devinder Singh wrote a Guest Column’ in a leading newspaper expressing his doubts over Congress success in the 2017 assembly polls. Davinder publicly questioned his autocratic style of functioning and was irked for being denied the access to captain for over two months.
It must be noted here that Captain had made Davinder, the state media coordinator but still Captain didn’t give time for meeting for over two months. Davinder raised his raise against wrongdoing by predicting that Congress is loosing the battle under the leadership of Captain. But Davinder had to pay a huge price for speaking against Captain.