Capt Amarinder Singh has come up with a new trick to woo party workers and told that the candidates who filed the applications for the tickets would be given the chairmanships of various boards if they withdraw their application and help the contesting candidate in winning the election.
He told the applicants to withdraw their applications and work for the probable candidate in the constituency. The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee had announced that the selection criteria for the candidates of the party in the upcoming assembly polls would be done by shortlisting the application of the right candidates. The party had invited the application for the selection criteria from party workers.
However, the application procedure was a trick to please the party workers as it was pre-planned that the blue-eyed boys of Amarinder Singh will get the tickets. And now Amarinder Singh has indirectly told the applicants to withdraw their applications, and he would offer them chairmanship if the party forms the government.
In 2012, the Punjab Congress witnessed the defeat because Amarinder Singh gave tickets to his confidants and the rebels in the party acted against the party. The Congress leader Deepinder Dhillon was denied the party ticket from Derabassi constituency. He left the party and contested independently. Dhillon lost the election, but he got 50,000 votes. He had re-joined the party when he got assurance from Amarinder that in the upcoming assembly polls, he would be the party’s candidate from Derabassi seat.
There were so many cases of party rebels who acted against the party and Amarinder Singh. The Punjab Congress head has played a stunt this time so that he could successfully give tickets to his confidants.
As per the information, hundreds of applicants filled the applications for the party tickets and supposed if they withdraw their applications, is it possible for Amarinder to adjust all if he forms the government. It seems Amarinder Singh has not lost only the vision but wisdom too.