“Captain Amarinder Singh might have pinned high hopes on well-known poll strategist Prashnat Kishor for the upcoming assembly polls in Punjab but infighting and state leadership issues never refuse to die down, making it even impossible for Kishor settle internal disputes.”
Senior Congress leader and former deputy speaker, Bir Davinder Singh have locked horns with Congress state chief, Captain Amarinder Singh. Former had accused Captain Amarinder of being “inaccessible” to party leaders and also “hobnobbing” with the opponents. Many senior leaders have risen up in arms against the state leadership and now they are washing their dirty linen in public.
Against Kishor’s recommendation, Congress leaders want Davinder to be expelled
Bir Davinder Singh, who is also the Punjab media coordinator, has locked horns with Captain Amarinder Singh. Davinder lashed out at Captain by terming them 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 and Captain countered him back by wring ‘Too early to obituary’ in the same newspaper. Davinder was later suspended for attacking state Congress chief.
A three-member committee was constituted by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) to look into suspended party leaders Bir Davinder Singh’s outburst against Captain Amarinder. The committee finally recommended his exclusion. Prashnat Kishor on the other hand had tried to placate Davinder by assuring him a prominent position.
Conflicting views of Captain and Kishor
A huge battle lies ahead of Kishor to take all the Congress leaders through elections campaign. But immediately after coming on board, troubles starting mounting up for Kishor. Not just internal feud but also conflicting views with state chief, Captain Amarinder galore him. While took a firm stand on Davinder by stating that indiscipline in the would not be tolerated, one the other hand Kishor tried to diffuse tension by luring Davinder with a prominent position.