“The former Congress CM Captain Amarinder Singh, under whose command the party has lost two back-to-back elections fighting a losing battle again. Internal feud and differences with state leadership has reached to its peak under Captain’s regime.”
India’s oldest political party is now on the verge of collapse in wake of family legacy. Factionalism has further rusted the party badly. Punjab unit of Congress party is no exception either and things have gone from bad to worse since Captain Amarinder has taken over the rein of the party. There was always leadership crisis in the state unit of the congress party and pinning high hopes on Captain, Congress Vice-President might have wrested power of state with Captain but this move has misfired badly and state leaders are locking horns with captain.
Captain is fighting a losing battle
Even a soldier has no respect in the general who has led the party to a defeat. A good leader is one who can enthuse confidence in teammates keeping their morale high and someone who can motivate them work wholeheartedly for common bigger goal.
Captain Amarinder Singh surely doesn’t fir the bill in this context at Punjab unit of Congress. Popularly known as ‘maharaja sahib’, he cannot tolerate any opposing view within the party and goes to any extent satisfy his ego. Everyone is well aware how he had ensured the ouster of former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president, Partap Singh Bajwa.
Growing resentment from party colleagues
It is noteworthy that senior Congress leaders, Bir Davinder Singh and Jagmeet Singh Brar have been axed for raising their voice against state leadership. But not only senior Congress leaders but also even the district level party workers have started openly expressing their resentment against captain. Recently in a meeting at Ludhiana, Captain was left aghast by the unruly behavior of party workers. In midst of chaos he was forced to leave the venue.