Month: October 2016

Desperate Amarinder Singh offers Deputy CM seat to Navjot Sidhu

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The Punjab Congress seems to be in the troubled waters as the PPCC President has been showing his desperateness for Sidhu and finally, he is going to offer him the post of Deputy Chief Minister.

According to the sources in the Punjab Congress, the PPCC President Capt Amarinder Singh is still in the vacillating condition for Navjot Singh Sidhu.

The upcoming Punjab assembly polls would be the acid test for the former Chief Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh, as he has already witnessed two consecutive defeats in the last two assembly elections.

So, the desperate Punjab Congress head Amarinder Singh is keen to get the cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu into the party fold. When the former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the Rajya Sabha seat, Amarinder Singh had shown his keenness to get Sidhu into the party.

At that time, he tried to please Sidhu and told that his father was the Congress leader from Patiala. Amarinder also told that he also hails from Sidhu clan. When Sidhu announced his new platform Awaz-e-Punjab, Amarinder took a u-turn and lambasted at Sidhu.

However, the incumbent Punjab Congress head has been desperately changing statements for Sidhu. Sometimes he looks annoyed with Sidhu, but he wants Sidhu’s entry into Punjab Congress so that the party’s chances of winning the polls could be enhanced.

The Punjab Congress has already lost the two assembly elections consecutively in the headship of Amarinder Singh and now the party has been contesting under his leadership for the third time.

Amarinder Singh is confused these days as all programs made by the party’s poll strategist Prashant Kishore has totally failed. So, that’s why Amarinder needs a prominent face because he knows that he alone can’t do anything so that’s why he is showing his desperateness for Navjot Singh Sidhu.

 

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Congress Legislator Mauvin Godinho Resigns to Join BJP

Congress Legislator Mauvin Godinho Resigns to Join BJP

Just ahead of the Assembly election, former Goa Minister and Congress legislator Mauvin Godinho said he would resign the party to join BJP, on Tuesday.

“I have decided to resign from Congress and join the BJP on whose ticket I would be fighting the forthcoming Goa Legislative Assembly election,” Mr Godinho told reporters.

The lawmaker, who represents Dabolim constituency, claimed that he had expressed his feelings and informed the party high command in Delhi about joining BJP as he was “completely disappointed” with Congress.

“I have met Congress president (Sonia Gandhi) in Delhi. I got fully disappointed with the Congress. After briefing the central Congress leaders about the hardships faced by me, I also informed them that I will be quitting the party,” Mr Godinho said.

According to the legislator, on various occasions he decided to join BJP and has now mentioned that he would be contesting the 2017 Assembly election on a BJP ticket.

Referring to the political chargesheet released by Congress against BJP, Mr Godinho said, “Congress is dreaming that BJP will be wiped out which is not going to happen”.

“I was reading the charge-sheet which was prepared by the Congress. I really laughed at it because all the points mentioned by the Congress are sins of omission committed by their leaders during the Congress regime,” Mr Godinho added.

In the chargesheet, released yesterday, there are 25 points against the BJP.

Amarinder scored a self-goal

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The infighting within the Punjab Congress has been going on and the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh making statements that the party is not divided.

Amarinder Singh scored self-goal as he openly made a statement to the media that the Punjab Congress is all set to clip the wings of the influential factions’ leaders within the party.

As per the information was given by Amarinder Singh, the party has framed a strong strategy to shortlist the probable candidates by the survey reports by various independent agencies so that the party could give the ticket to the candidate having win ability.

Even the PPCC President himself revealed that in the 2012 assembly elections, the faction of leaders supported the rival party candidates and that’s why the Punjab Congress had lost the assembly polls.

Amarinder further told that during the 2012 assembly polls, the party gave tickets to 46 faction leaders but only eight could manage to win the polls and rest of the candidates supported the rival candidates.

The PPCC President revealed the truth about his party, and he proved that the infighting led to the party’s defeat in the last assembly polls and still the infighting continues in Punjab Congress.

However, the former Chief Minister of Punjab made statements regarding the party’s unity and ruled out the possibilities of infighting within the party. But, the recent statement of Amarinder Singh has completely exposed the party that the party is not at all united.

Even the party had taken the candidates applied for the party ticket to the religious places and asked them to take an oath that they would work hard for the party.

So, it is crystal clear that the Punjab Congress has been heading towards its doomsday as infighting is continuing in the party.

 

Captain Amarinder Makes a Mockery of Religious Tradition

Captain Amarinder Makes a Mockery of Religious Tradition

On Sunday, Chief of Punjab Bhartiya Janata Party, Vijay Sampla, asked Congress President Captain Amarinder Singh to rather list out the achievements accomplished by Congress since he has been the Chief Minister rather than resorting to the burning of “chitta” Ravan effigies.

Sampla also claimed that Amarinder does not have any concrete issue to reach out the people of Punjab and therefore was resorting to cheap antics as advised by his hired strategists. “The strategists are preparing agenda for him on day-to-day basis involving a lot of drama,” said Sampla.

He went on to say that both Aam Aadmi Party and Amarinder are, in the name of drugs, defaming Punjab. The Congress was also seen making fun of the religious tradition of burning Ravana, the demon king’s effigy on Dussehra.

“Amarinder is scared of losing the polls for the third time and is taking the help of effigies to save his political existence,” added Sampla.

 

Punjab Congress leader had promised to open opium vends in Punjab

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Capt Amarinder Singh, the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, has forgotten that his aide and Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Bhullar had promised that if the party formed the government in Punjab, the opium vends would be opened in Punjab.

Bhullar had promised to open poppy husk and opium outlets in Punjab if Congress formed a government in 2017 polls. Bhullar had made the statement in front of Amarinder during a rally.

The entire Punjabi community would be shocked to hear that the Congress leader had given the statement in front of Capt Amarinder Singh.

Bhullar made the statement in a public rally which was also attended by Punjab Pradesh Congress head, Capt Amarinder Singh at Amarkot in 2015. Sukhpal Singh Bhullar is a staunch supporter of Capt Amarinder Singh.

Bhullar had stated that poppy husk and opium vends would save the people of Punjab. When media had asked him the question regarding his absurd statement, Bhullar said, “The opium and poppy husk vends would save the lives of people as poppy husk and opium were the best options for curing the different diseases.”

Bhullar had said, “The only way to get rid of heroine is to legalise it. The US did the same. The drugs being produced illegally are impure which are killing Punjab youths.”

How such leaders who favoured the drugs would bring revolution in the state?

The Congress party is boasting that it would eliminate the drug menace from the state if the party forms the government. However, the statement of Capt Amarinder and his aide, Bhullar differ. It seems that party is directionless over the issue of drugs.

On the one hand, Amarinder claiming that he would eliminate drugs and on another, Bhullar demanding the opening of liquor vends. How such leaders would bring revolution in the state. The Congress party has been moving towards its end in the state.

Land grabber Channi talking about idealism

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The Punjab Congress Legislature Party chief Charanjit Singh Channi said the party MLAs elected in the February 2017 elections would declare their assets every year.

The land grabber who has been facing the criminal case of grabbing a land of Gurudwara and even he was involved in a one crore fraud. Channi, the political opportunist, contested Punjab assembly election independently in 2007, and he managed to win by distributing black money.

Even he had offered the unconditional support to the SAD-BJP Government in 2007. He wanted to join a prominent political party, and finally, he used his Dalit card and entered in Punjab Congress.

Channi never looked back and collected huge illegal wealth because of his strong political connections with PPCC Chief Amarinder Singh. The elevation of the legislator as leader of the opposition was because of his Dalit card, and Amarinder made him Congress Legislature Party head.

The over ambitious Congress legislator has been making the statement to impress the people that every year the Punjab Congress legislators would declare their assets if the party forms the government.

He is facing criminal cases, and it is on the record that in 2007, he was supported by the land mafia to win the polls. The Punjab Congress in its regime in 2002-2007 had done nothing for the welfare of the public and there were scams in the tenure of Capt Amarinder Singh.

How foolishly the Punjab legislator has been trying to befool the people. He thought that he would impress the public, but everyone knows about him.

 

Reality check on Congress performance in midst of pre -poll surveys

T.V channels are all set with their assumptions, facts, and theories about the results of upcoming poll results? And the recent addition is the survey of India Today Group. As per their opinion poll, Congress is going to mark a victory next year. Their poll made a projection that Captain Amarinder Singh is emerging as one of the popular chief minister candidates in Punjab.

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Maybe, PPCC President tried to “use” the “media” for the self-praise but totally at the wrong time. As we all know, this is the era of technology and we have all the proofs of India Today’s fake surveys and “self-created” results, which claimed the victory of Congress in the year 2012 also and we all know the actual results.

What’s the reality?

Keeping these “paid” results aside, what’s the real scenario of Punjab? Congress’ has gained all the popularity due to the “infighting” and “violence” created by its members. Here are some headlines:

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  • Youth congress secretary got arrested in Ludhiana for violence and 37 more members were booked on the same charge.
  • Members of Congress, Bittu and Ashu are booked under kidnapping and attempt to murder cases.
  • Congress leader shot a nephew of political leader
  • Captain Amarinder Singh chooses Politics over Nation’s security
  • Rahul Gandhi slammed over “Dalali” statement
  • Congress aspirants to boycott party interview

Looking at the point given above, it is quite hard to imagine that Captain is getting “popular” and Congress is ready to mark a “victory”.

Suggestion to Captain:

So, we have come up with some suggestions for the captain. It’s better to face the reality than to hide it behind the “paid media results”. You should focus on solving the issues with your own party members, and teach them some lessons on “Teamwork” and “Unity”. Tell your youth members to stop misusing their political powers. Last but not the least, before publishing such “poll results”, save your own “CM Seat” because Sidhu is all set to replace you.

Amit Shah Takes A Hit At Rahul Gandhi

Amit Shah Takes A Hit At Rahul Gandhi

BJP president Amit Shah took a hit at Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi, this Friday for insinuating that his party was in fact using the Army’s surgical strikes for political gains before the crucial assembly elections.

Gandhi went as far as to accuse Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “profiteering” from the bloodshed of the soldiers who had given their lives for the nation. Gandhi took on to Twitter to say that though he was completely in support of the surgical strikes on the military launchpads across the LoC, he however condemned the use of soldiers in political posters across the country.

“I strongly condemn his remarks. They are an insult not only to the brave armed forces and martyrs but the entire country. Is the blood of our soldiers something that you can trade?” the BJP chief asked during a press conference.

“The use of the word “dalali for soldiers” shows the Congress’ mindset. The word is synonymous with the opposition party whose leaders were embroiled in several scams worth thousands of crores,” Shah said.

Shah was pointing at scams under the Congress-led rule surrounding the Bofors gun, the 2G spectrum auction and the Embraer aircraft, for which millions of dollars were allegedly paid as kickbacks.

The BJP chief is pretty confident that just like Gandhi’s earlier comments “maut ka saudagar” and “zeher ki kheti”, his continuing tirade will only consolidate the public’s anger in BJP’s favor.

He continued to say that Gandhi should concentrate more on the “potato factory” for farmers instead as his knowledge and understanding in the agricultural sector in limited.

He also went on to lash out at the Aam Aadmi Party for seeking evidence of the surgical strikes and said the valor of the Army had been put in to questioning.

“Who is being questioned? The soldiers who risked their lives? What did Arvind Kejriwal want when he asked for proof? And after his statements, Kejriwal began trending (on social media) in Pakistan. From this, it is clear his words have helped whom,” he said.

The BJP is in the crosshairs of the opposition parties for trying to draw mileage from the strikes for its electoral gains.

As evidence, the opposition drew attention to the posters portraying Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Lord Rama and Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif as Ravana. These posters cropped up in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

Shah went on to quickly attributing the posters to the decisions at the “tehsil level” by leaders. He also mentioned that the strikes were an achievement of the armed forces without crediting PM Modi for his leadership.

He added that his party would not hesitate from bringing up the issue, though for no political gains, during the upcoming state assembly elections just to boost the “morale of the forces”.

 

Capt Amarinder Singh desperate for Navjot Singh Sidhu

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The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Capt Amarinder Singh seems to be lost his senses as he is frequently changing his statements for the former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Amarinder Singh said that Sidhu is welcome to join the party. In fact, the PPCC head is totally confused over the Sidhu’s next move and frequently showing his eagerness for the cricketer turned politician.

In Amritsar, Amarinder said that everyone was “welcome” to join the party “without any condition” and “whoever does so, would have to follow a certain discipline”. If Sidhu wants to join Congress, the doors of the party would remain open for him.

He told that Sidhu’s ‘Awaaz-e-Punjab’ front was “welcome” to merge with the Congress.
Amarinder Singh has been changing his colours on Navjot Singh Sidhu.  Earlier, he raised questions at Sidhu’s credibility to change the 120-year-old history of Congress party. He said that party would take him if he would come unconditionally.

When Sidhu had resigned from the post of Rajya Sabha MP, the PPCC President told that Sidhu could adhere to the party and the doors of the party would always remain open for him.

At that time Amarinder Singh had also stated that Sidhu’s father was his friend and he is from Sidhu clan. He had appreciated the move of Sidhu’s resignation from the Rajya Sabha.

However, Sidhu announced a platform ‘Awaz-e-Punjab’ and Amarinder had changed his stance for Sidhu. He told that Sidhu is a misguided missile and the platform would result in a failure.

Amarinder Singh even remarked that who knew Sidhu in Punjab and Punjab Congress didn’t bother that whether Sidhu formed his political outfit.

However, the PPCC President is totally confused over Sidhu as he wants that Sidhu joins the party. Even he is also showing his desperation for Sidhu as Amarinder is popular for his opportunism.

Punjab Congress confused, making campaigns after campaigns

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Newly-elected Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh in Sector 10 of Chandigarh on Monday, May 26 2014. Express photo by Sumit Malhotra

The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has been making campaigns after campaigns as confusion prevailed within the party for making a concrete strategy for the upcoming Punjab assembly polls.

The AICC had signed the prominent poll strategist Prashant Kishore for the political makeover of Punjab Congress and Uttar Pradesh Congress. However, the poll strategist Kishore completely failed to gain grounds in Punjab as the party is affected with the factionalism within the leadership and workers.

Kishore had designed the program, ‘Coffee with Captain’ which drew flak as the youngsters started asking him the questions regarding his absenteeism in assembly and parliament.

Another programme, ‘Halke Da Captain’ didn’t fetch the crowd, and ‘Punjab Congress Express’ derailed in the state. Finally, the Punjab Congress is all set to kick off its farmer outreach campaign to reach out to each and every farmer from October 12.

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Captain Amarinder Singh said in the first phase – from October 12 to October 25, party workers will engage with more than 25 lakh households.

The party will establish direct contact with 75 lakh voters, reaching out to more than two crore people in this period. Amarinder played farmer card to woo the farmers of Punjab. He said that if the party forms the government, the farmers would be waived off from their all farm debts.

It is evident that the former Chief Minister of Punjab had done nothing for the welfare of the farmers in his five years regime. Farmers held protests during his tenure as Punjab Chief Minister.

It seems the Punjab Congress has been struggling hard to gain the grounds in Punjab politics. The party has been coming out with some programmes to reach out the masses, but programmes failed to woo the voters of Punjab.