Month: July 2016

Congress: Failing to make an impression in politics, Raja Warring to act as matchmaker

Not because of the victorious rallies or the successful campaigns but Congress is gaining the public attention because of the “ridiculous comments” of its own party workers. If it is a new way of Congress to get prepared for the upcoming elections 2017 or what, we are definitely confused.

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In the recent speech, President of the Indian youth Congress, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, claimed to have done the entire arrangements to make sure that “all the boys” of his regions get “married” on “time”.

                               Yes..!! This might sound weird but that is something he seems to be really concerned about. While discussing the “achievements” of Punjab Congress and making 1000’s of promises to the people of Punjab for the elections, Mr. Warring diverted the topic to the really different section i.e. Marriage. He stated that he would make sure that none of the boys of his regions remains “unmarried” for long. Moreover, he ensured to bring the “brides” all the way from Rajasthan for those who are facing difficulties in finding the one. He further added that he can also provide the Innova cars (properly decorated with ribbons and fresh flowers) to bring the bride home. He ensured the parents of the grooms that they need not to worry about anything when Mr. Warring and Congress are there.

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Mr. Warring started his political career at the age of 37 as block chief of Youth Congress in 2000. Also served the position of DP in 2002, he was appointed as All-India Youth Congress general secretary in the year 2009. He is quite famous for his outraged, straightforward, and outspoken nature. But it seems that he has forgotten his role as a politician and making any XYZ statements in hope that people would love it. We have no idea if statements like these are given to lure the youngsters, but we surely wonder if they really work.

Anyways, let us see if these are “tricks” for Congress. They do not want to miss anything to get the votes this time, (may be).

Hell serious they are, we must say..!!

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Expelled Members: A New Trouble for Captain Amarinder Singh & Party

Everyone in Punjab knows about the growing “internal rifts” of the Congress party. Former deputy speaker Bir Devinder Singh and former MP, Jagmeet Singh Brar has been expelled out of the party for not following the party rules, doing anti-party activities, and indiscipline.

Jagmeet Singh Brar & his frustration for Amarinder

Even after getting expelled from the party, Jagmeet Singh Brar continued to speak against former CM, Captain Amarinder Singh and his family. He expressed his frustration towards Amarinder Singh through media and tweets. He was asked to stop these anti-party activities several times and both Prahsant Kishore and AICC general secretary in-charge of Punjab, Shakeel Ahmad, discussed the issue with him. However, getting no positive response from Brar, Congress party decided to expel him from the party “with an immediate effect.”

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In a recent interview, Brar claimed to have all the data regarding Amarinder and his family’s Swiss bank accounts. He stated that Amarinder and family have about 860 Crore saved in Swiss bank accounts on the name of Jacaranda trust. He was sure about his claims, and the revelations of ED. He told the media that he would reveal all these details in brief on August 15, 2016. He said that the party has forgiven Amarinder Singh numerous times for his “sins” but this is high time that he has to stand up for his party. He also expressed his discontent on the matter of Khadoor Sahib bypoll, and Talwandi Sabo bypoll.

Bir Devinder Singh: Not happy with Aroosa & Amarinder’s affair

On the other hand, Bir Devinder lashed out at Amarinder Singh for his alleged affair with Aroosa Alam. He warned Amarinder Singh that if he does not leave Aroosa now, he would have to face the same kind of defeat again in the year 2017.

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Hide and Seek of Clashes

Apart from this, main members of the party i.e. Charanjit Singh Channi, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Prashant Kishore and Captain Amarinder Singh, they all share “not so good” bond with each other. No matter how much they try to hide their “internal conflicts”, Punjabis very well know about the absence of unity and teamwork of Congress party.

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Captain desperate to keep Congress’ Sinking ship afloat

Punjab electoral battle seems more interesting this time as a lot “unexpected” is happening. In this Tsunami of “hits and trials” and “sought out plans”, Congress has decided to follow the approach of “make hay while the sun shines”. But the problem here is to make sure if the sun is really shining or its just some temporary brightness that may seem shiny but is an illusion.

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Golden Opportunity: Navjot Singh Sidhu
Let us clear this air by coming to the point. Two big “political tsunamis” that happened in the last week is resignation of Navjot Singh Sidhu from Rajya Sabha and suspension of Akali MLA Pargat Singh from BJP-SAD. Although Sidhu did not give any statement or cited any reason for his resignation; but Congress surely sees this act of him as a “golden opportunity”. Captain clearly welcomed Sidhu in the party and even reminded him of the “past times” when his father was a part of Congress party. Getting no response from Mr. Sidhu, the focus of Congress shifted to another “expelled member” i.e. Pargat Singh.
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“Topic of Interest”: Pargat Singh
A meeting was held in Delhi to discuss the further plans and moves. As per the sources, a major part of this discussion involved the former Olympian. Asha Kumari, Capt Amarinder, Charanjit Channi, and Ambika Soni were present at the meeting. Pargat singh, however, showed no interest in this proposal of Captain Amarinder Singh.
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Rat Race
Calling the “expelled or resigned” members in his party, other members of Congress were annoyed with Captain Amarinder Singh. Sources claim that some party members sent an e-mail to President Sonia Gandhi to complain about this “annoying behavior” of Amarinder Singh. “Competition threat” can be other reason of Congress party workers for not allowing “wild card entry” of any outsider in the semi-finals of this race.

The recent action of Captain Amarinder Singh clearly hints towards the uncertainty and immature plans of the party. It’s like Captain wants to take any risk to win after two defeats in Punjab.

Battle of Waters: SYL (Satluj Yamuna Link Canal

Punjab, land of five rivers (before partition), is well known as land of farmers as the main occupation here is agriculture. For purposes like irrigation and farming, Punjab needs more water than the other states.  Punjab was asked to share its river waters with the neighboring state, which created a battle of “YES” and “NO”, known as  SYL (Satluj Yamuna Link Canal) . Just like other issues, even this time Congress was not able to clear its stand. The “not so good bond” of congress party members was revealed. Their internal rift caused harm to the party again as everyone gave different opinions and statements on this issue.

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Manpreet Badal

As per Manpreet Badal’s statement, Punjab should not share its river waters. He said that government should not allow neighboring state to take any waters from Punjab. His exact statement was “Punjab’s case is very strong; the only issue is to follow it up. If there is no water to spare, how can we give it to others?”

But here comes the twist, Captain Amarinder Singh and Charanjit Singh Channi did not give a “green signal” to Manpreet’s statement. The thought of Manpreet did not go well with the other two and they clearly showed their “no support” sign to him. But People were not so shocked as this was not the first time when Congress Party’s internal rift made headlines. It’s the fight of “EGO” of “ROYAL PEOPLE”.

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Captain Amarinder Singh

On the other hand, S. Prakash Singh Badal (CM Punjab SAD), was so sure about his decision. He cleared the air with his words that Punjab will not share its waters at any cost, (AT ANY COST). He never changed his stand in this regards.

Giani Jail Singh (Chief Minister, Punjab Congress), took the initiative in the year 1976, and the SYL canal digging ceremony happened in 1982, where Indira Gandhi was also present. During the rule of Congress, a tripartite was signed between Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.

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SAD-BJP government in Punjab cleared its stand that Punjab will follow the Riparian principle and won’t share its waters at any cost, no matter how hard sacrifice they have to make to fight this battle.

True face of Congress has been revealed and People of Punjab know pretty well about the “selfish motives” of this party. This party has got enough reasons to ensure their “defeat” in the upcoming 2017 Punjab elections.

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Congress’ Boat Sinking in SYL waters

SYL has become the most serious matter of Punjab. But the question is if Punjabis don’t want to share their river waters then who allowed Haryana to think about this? Here’s the answer:

Prime accused in this case, Capt. Amarinder Singh took the worst decision and the Punjabis are still trying to bear the loss. Busy in his own life (be it be royal outings or love life), Amarinder Singh never really understood the need of Punjab.  

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Not aware of the Punjab’s situation and the internal conflicts of the party added to the woes. Termination of Water Agreement Act 2004 created a serious water crisis. It created a rift between Punjab and Haryana as well. Congress Punjab got the full support of the Central Government (Congress) in this case. The main occupation of Punjabis is farming and it is well known as agricultural border state.

Being known as “Food Basket” of the nation, Punjab needs more water for irrigation, farming purposes than other states. But Congress missed no chance in ruining this state’s prime natural resource i.e. River Water. Congress is the party which ruled India and Punjab on the basis of famous policy “Divide and Rule”. Where Akalis always claimed that they won’t let any other state take a single drop of water from Punjab, Congress did the opposite despite knowing the fact that Punjab has no spare water to share with other states.

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Amarinder Singh did nothing in the favor of Punjabis. He kept himself busy in provoking and hurting the sentiments of people. He instigated the agitation across state a number of times. It’s been years now, but Congress failed to take any correct and helpful action in the same. For now, SAD-BJP government currently ruling in Punjab has taken a strict action to not share river waters at any cost.

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So we will have to wait till this dispute gets sorted out. God knows if it will have a “happy ending” or “sad one”. But we must say Congress is really great at creating disputes.

Hope or Illusion for both Congress and Prashant Kishore

Congress Party has been away from the power from the last 9 years in Punjab. Two back to back defeats of this party have affected the strategies and election plans as well. It is a “Do or Die” situation for Punjab congress party for the upcoming 2017 elections. The best example of Punjab Congress’ current situation is the appointment of Prashant Kishore, who is a well known name in the politics. He is the man behind the election campaign of Narendra Modi and victorious Mahagathbandahan of Bihar and these both campaigns were more than successful.

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It is also said that Prashant Kishore has guided Capt. to boycott the Khadoor Sahib elections. The same was suggested to give full concentration to the upcoming state elections as the tenure of Khadoor Sahib will last for year only. Many Congress leaders opposed this decision of Kishore and Capt. because they thought that it would put Congress into negative limelight. People also took it as if Congress is afraid and has already accepted its defeat. As per Capt. Amarinder Singh’s statement, the need of the hour is to utilize the time and know the exact demands and problems of people as it would help them in understanding the interest of people. Statements like these are believed to be backed up by Prashant Kishore.

With the record of back to back two major successes, Prashant Kishore is all set to support the Congress for the upcoming Punjab Elections. He is said to be putting all his efforts to make a hat trick but this time even Prashant Kishore seems to be “not so confident” about the chance of Congress. No matter how good poll strategist Prashant Kishore is, the real question is will he be able to change the image of Congress in Punjab?

People of Punjab are not ready to forget the ’84 Anti Sikh Riots, statement of Rajiv Gandhi on the same, City Centre Scam, Amritsar Improvement Trust Scam, Corruption charges against party leaders. These “negative” factors will surely play an important role in the 2017 elections. Also, the royal image of Capt. Amarinder Singh and his unconditional favor towards Asha kumara, Kamal Nath and Tytler has offended the Punjabis.

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Times have changed and people now believe in work and development. They know the difference between right and wrong well now so any emotional connections or so called family relation won’t help Congress his time. Educated and well aware of the state’s needs and requirements, Punjabis know very well that which party is beneficial for him. Ill deeds done by Congress won’t get washed away just by hurting Prashant Kishore. It is going to be very difficult for Congress to change its image to positive one as its “past” still seems to haunt this party in the terrible way possible.