“Captain Amarinder Singh might have pinned high hopes on his election strategist, Prashant Kishor but the differences between two are getting deepened as the elections time approaches.”
Congress party suspended rebel senior congress leader and former deputy speaker, Bir Davinder Singh for his public outburst against the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), president Captain Amrinder Singh. Captain had taken a strong offence against Davinder and had suggested a strong action for his act of indiscipline. Prashant Kishor on other hand had tried hard to diffuse tension between two leaders. But, Captain roared like hungry lion and made sure that Davinder was thrown out of the party.
Three-member committee to look into the matter
Captain had set-up a three-member committee, headed by MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa to look into the matter and recommend necessary action against Bir Davinder Singh. As per the information released by the party office, the committee sent a show cause notice to Davinder to appear in person and present his point of view. Later the committee suggested that Davinder should be sacked from the party for his outburst against Amarinder and failure to appear before the committee by April 7 to defend his case.
Taking prompt action on recommendation, Caption took a firm stand and expelled him from the party leadership for six years. It appears like a pre-planned move took place on the pretext of Captain’s instructions.
Conflicting views of Prahsnt Kishor
Here lies conflicting point of view between Captain Amarinder Singh and Prashant Kishor. While Captain was adamant to take stern action against Davinder, Kishor on other hand didn’t want differences to grow internally ahead of assembly polls. Kishor had arranged a close door meeting with both Captain and Davinder and tried hard to placate him and diffuse tension between leaders. He even tried to lure Davinder by offering a prominent position in the party but failed to mend his way.