Sukhpal Singh Bhullar who had promised to open opium and poppy husk in Punjab is the Congress candidate from Khemkaran. Bhullar had openly promised in a rally that if Congress forms the government, the party will open the poppy husk vends.
Interestingly, he made this statement in a public rally which was also attended by PPCC President Capt Amrinder Singh at Amarkot in 2015. Sukhpal is a staunch supporter of Captain Amrinder Singh.
Even the former Punjab Congress President Pratap Singh Bajwa had issued a show cause notice to Bhullar asking him to clarify why he made an irresponsible statement. Amarinder Singh was sharing stage with Bhullar when he made such a blunder. But, Amarinder didn’t stop him or interrupt him during his speech.
It was clear that Amarinder Singh’s aide Bhullar was talking because of the backing of Amarinder. The Punjab Congress claims to make Punjab drug free. Even Amarinder Singh has started a campaign quit drugs get job. But, on the other hand, Amarinder helped Bhullar to get the party ticket.
Capt Amarinder Singh exposed in front of the public for helping a person who openly claimed to open opium vends. Why Amarinder promoted such leader who gave such an irresponsible statement? It means Amarinder has to do nothing with the welfare of people. Amarinder’s aim was to help his aide at any cost and finally he got a ticket for Bhullar.
Every Punjabi should cast his or her vote in the Punjab assembly polls but be careful if you vote for Punjab Congress. The voters should know the consequences of voting Punjab Congress. If Punjab Congress comes to power, Amarinder Singh will cancel all the decisions taken by the ruling SAD-BJP government.
Amarinder Singh will review every single order and decision of the SAD-BJP government. It seems the PPCC Chief will take revenge from the SAD-BJP alliance if comes to power. He will spoil the career of those permanent employees who recently regularized by the ruling Punjab government.
He had done this during his tenure as Punjab CM when he cancelled the recruitment done by previous government. Thousands of youth were depressed due to the decision of Amarinder at that time. If people will cast their vote to Punjab Congress, the 27000 permanent employees will be affected.
Even the mid day meal workers will be the sufferers as their wages revised by the Punjab government. It means Amarinder will be harmful to the people of Punjab if comes to power. The voters of Punjab elected the ruling Punjab government twice for the development and progress.
However, Amarinder will take revenge as he has personal grudges against the ruling SAD-BJP alliance. But, the public will suffer as Amarinder is a high headed politician. He still lives in the royal lifestyle and considered himself the king of Patiala.
So, the voters should understand the value of their votes. Voting for Amarinder would be disastrous for people of Punjab. He has been planning to cancel the recruitments so that he could recruit again by taking bribe if he forms the government.
The demonetization of BJP showed the magic in Chandigarh MC Polls as BJP got clear majority by winning 21 seats. Congress party managed to win only four seats in MC elections. The SAD-BJP alliance captured the MC polls with a landslide victory.
The MC election was an acid test for both BJP and Congress after demonetization. The BJP came out with flying colors in the fifth MC polls. Chandigarh Congress had contested the polls on demonetization issue and the party was only criticizing PM Narendra Modi.
Even the senior Congress leaders were predicting the results in favor of the party. However, the people of Chandigarh gave their mandate in favor of BJP. The Congress stalwarts lost the battle this time. Subhash Chawla, Congress candidate and two time mayor lost the polls.
Even the Chandigarh Congress President Pardeep Chhabra failed to help his wife Ritu Chhabra who lost from ward number three. The former mayor of Congress, Poonam Sharma failed to win his seat from ward number 4. Even the former mayor Harphool Chander Kalyan lost the polls.
It is crystal clear the MC election was one sided and the show was stolen by BJP on Tuesday. The mayor will be from BJP as there are total 36 seats. The election held for 26 seats and BJP won 21 seats. The UT Administrator will nominate the nine councilors.
Congress can’t elect the mayor from the party if nine nominated councilors may vote for the Congress. The BJP has clear majority of 21 seats and Congress is still helpless if the party gets support from nine nominated councilors.
It is now crystal clear that people are with SAD-BJP alliance. Despite the demonetization, the people supported the alliance. In Punjab, demonetization will give a major setback to Punjab Congress. It’s now the turn of Punjab Congress to taste the third consecutive defeat.
“Amarinder Singh duping the farmers by promising them if he comes in power, he will waive off the debt. He met the PM Narendra Modi and requested them to waive off the debt. It shows the dual character of Amarinder Singh.”
Capt Amarinder Singh has been frequently misguiding the Punjab farmers that he will waive off the debt of the farmers. Despite knowing the fact that he is exposed as he has no right to waive off the debt. The centre government is entitled to take a call only and centre can do it.
Amarinder has no right to waive off the debt but he constantly misguiding them. He promised them if Congress forms the government, he will do it. A state CM has no constitutional right to waive off the debt of the farmers.
During his regime in 2002-2007 he didn’t waive off the debt of the farmers. Moreover, he didn’t come out with a single pro-farmers scheme. He taking affidavits from the farmers and pretending himself a rescuer.
Amarinder also met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested him to waive off the debt. Why he met the PM when he is confident of doing it alone? It is crystal clear that he duped the farmers of Punjab.
In the regime of UPA government from 2004 to 2014, he never met the then PM Manmohan Singh and requested him to waive off the debt. And now he is shouting that he would do it alone. Amarinder has been playing cheap politics woo the farmers of Punjab.
Amarinder Singh had helped Robert Wadra’s company to buy the land forcibly from Punjab farmers. Later, the court intervened and the farmers got respite. Even on SYL issue, Amarinder had initiated the concept and now shedding crocodile tears.
Hence, it is proved that Amarinder Singh has completely lost his credibility in Punjab. He is baiting the farming community by making false promises.
“Punjab Congress claimed that the clean image leaders will be the party’s candidate. Meet Khushbaz Singh Jatana, the party candidate from Talwandi Sabo. Jatana was involved in various criminal activities in Chandigarh. Finally, the goon’s name was cleared for Talwandi Sabo constituency.”
Jatana was the president of Students Organisation of Panjab University in 2003. He contested the student council polls but lost the elections with a huge margin. He was arrested by Chandigarh Police for assaulting then PUSU President Malwinder Singh Kang.
He was arrested under sections 147, 148, 323, 506 and 307 of IPC for the attack. Kang was the president of Panjab University Campus Students Council, was admitted to the PGI with broken teeth, bleeding head and injuries all over the body.
The situation got out of control at that time when Jatana, along with around six others attacked Kang with batons and swords. Punjab Congress has given ticket to a criminal background person. As per the information, the party workers from Talwandi Sabo are not happy for Jatana’s name.
The Congress party has given chance to seven new novices and ignored even the prominent leaders of the party. It seems the Punjab Congress is completely derailed from its track. Earlier, the party had to announce the list of 71 candidates but the party withheld the names of 12 sitting legislators.
The party released the list of 61 candidates in its first phase. A source in the party said that the infighting within the senior leadership is the major cause of delay in the list.
Capt Amarinder Singh has been facing the heat of AICC for favoring the turncoats. The AICC has questioned Amarinder for favoring the turncoats in the party. The party leaders revolted against the PPCC President for inviting turncoats and promising them the party tickets.
The Central Election Committee headed by AICC President Sonia Gandhi raised questioned over the selection of turncoats for assembly seats. The matter was raised by Rajya Sabha MP’s Partap Singh Bajwa, Shamsher Singh Dullo and Santokh Chaudhry.
The Rajya Sabha MP’s met Rahul Gandhi and warned him about Amarinder’s favors to political turncoats. Shamsher Singh Dullo met Sonia Gandhi and informed her about the situation of the party in Punjab. Dullo told that Amarinder ignored the sincere and hard workers.
In the CEC meeting, the name of former SAD legislator Inderbir Singh Bolaria for party ticket raised a storm in the meeting. The AICC President and senior leadership questioned that why Bolaria’s name was inducted in the probable candidate’s name.
Bolaria was questioned by Enforcement Directorate in the famous drug trafficking case. Shiromani Akali Dal expelled him because of his misconduct in the party. Amarinder inducted him and promised him the party ticket.
Another apple of discord was Navjot Kaur Sidhu, the former SAD legislator. Amarinder inducted Sidhu’s bane in the probable list. Another former SAD legislator Pargat Singh’s name was also questioned by AICC.
A source in the CEC said that a senior leader shouted when a member read out the name of Sarwan Singh Phillaur in the probable’s list. The leader questioned that why the name of Phillaur, who’s son faced ED probe in connection with Bhola drug racket case.
The senior Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi lambasted at Amarinder’s move. He told that if the political turncoats were not useful for their old parties then how come they would help Punjab Congress.
The list of the candidates was supposed to announce on December 8 but now the screening committee will meet on December 13. The delay in the Punjab Congress list will definitely affect the party in the upcoming Punjab polls.
The Punjab Congress is busy combating the internal opposition on some prominent seats between its high-profile leaders. It seems the party has only worried about the allocation of tickets on some key posts rather than focusing on polls.
The party is totally confused over the finalizing of the candidates as the party is trying to stop the infighting of leadership.
All political parties have already announced the list of their candidates and only Congress delaying the list over the infighting within the party. Sonia Gandhi presided a meeting of Central Election Committee and cleared a majority of candidates. However, she didn’t clear some prominent seats because of the infighting within the party leaders for seats.
In Ludhiana, the two strong contenders are former Union Minister, Manisht Tewari and sitting MP Ravneet Bittu. Tewari didn’t contest the general elections from Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat. The infighting within Tewari and Bittu is on because of Ludhiana East seat. Bittu supporting Ludhiana West MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu and both are opposing Tewari’s name.
The fighting on Bhatinda Urban seat is another case in Punjab Congress. The contest is between two former state ministers, Surinder Singla and Manpreet Badal. Both are the strong contenders but only one will get the ticket. Two different lobbies are trying to convince the leadership to clear the name of the candidate.
The party is confused over the Samana seat where the former minister Lal Singh is seeking ticket for his son. However, Capt Amarinder Singh wants the ticket to be allocated to Harinder Mann, a confidant of PPCC head.
The final decision for the Derabassi and Phillaur seat is also pending. There is also resistance to dropping of some sitting MLAs over poor survey reports. But, the delay in the list will invite more trouble for the party as the number of rebels will increase day by day.
The PPCC President Capt Amarinder Singh’s hands are tied over the final selection of the candidates for Punjab polls. The AICC has to decide everything in this regard. As per the information, Amarinder Singh himself stated that AICC will take the final call while deciding the candidates.
It means the AICC using the PPCC President as the dummy leader to shield the party’s image. The party high command will finalise the candidates in consultation with the poll strategist Prashant Kishore. Amarinder’s hands are tied up as he won’t allow putting his views during the selection of the candidates.
It is crystal cleared that the AICC can’t trust Amarinder third time. In the headship of Amarinder, Punjab Congress lost the two consecutive assembly polls in 2007 and 2012. However, the party has been using his name as all the programmes are designed around Capt Amarinder’s name. Punjab Da Captain, Har Ghar wich Ik Captain, Coffee with Captain and Halke wich Capt programmes are Amarinder centric.
However, the all decisions of the Punjab Congress affairs will be taken by the party high command. The party doesn’t believe in the caliber of Amarinder Singh but there is no other candidate that can replace with Amarinder.
So, the AICC has been using the name of Amarinder to save the party in Punjab. The party has been relying on the survey of its poll strategist Prashant Kishore who is guiding the party to finalise the candidates having winability profile.
Punjab Congress claims to be an honest party but the IT department exposed the ‘thug’ who is PPCC President. Amarinder Singh who pretend himself a well wisher of Punjab looted the wealth of the state from 2002-2007.
The Income Tax Department had found various accounts in foreign banks owned by his son Raninder Singh. The department had called Amarinder for questioning and the PPCC head gave ‘wrong statement’ to defend his son.
As per the latest information, the department filed prosecution complaint against him in a tax evasion case. The PPCC President and his son didn’t disclose the untaxed foreign assets to the department. After the investigation, the department came to know that the both father and son have untaxed foreign assets.
The former CM has been charged under section 277 of the I-T Act (false statement in verification) and IPC sections 176 (omission to give notice or information to public servant by person legally bound to give it), 177 (furnishing false information), 193 (punishment for false evidence) and 199 (false statement made in declaration which is by law receivable as evidence).
In the complaint, the I-T department said during its investigations Amarinder Singh was “found to be the beneficiary” of a trust and other properties owned and created by his son Raninder in abroad. The complaint further mentioned that when questioned about these, Amarinder gave a “false statement on oath” about the ownership of these assets.
The department has sufficient proofs of Amrinder’s involvement in the creation of trusts in abroad. But, he didn’t reveal the information to the department. Raninder Singh has been facing the same complaint registered by the IT department.
The sources in the department disclosed that the complaint is equillent to the charge sheet filed by police. So, the PPCC head may face the trouble for evasion of Income Tax. When Amarinder was the CM of Punjab, he kept the statement money in his foreign accounts. Moreover, he lavishly spent the money on his lavish life style. He had also gifted a costly flat to Aroosa Alam in Dubai and a bungalow in Pakistan in 2007.
The Punjab Pradesh Congress President Capt Amarinder Singh faces the risk of being totally finished in the political circle. The legal heat over the corruption charges slapped on Amarinder Singh is only one of his rapidly escalating woes. The Captain has been cold-shouldered by the Congress high command, which denied him the leadership of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP). Moreover, his detractors are also openly sniping at him.
Amarinder’s alleged association with a Pakistani journalist Aroosa became the nail of political and social gossip in Punjab and Delhi. For Amarinder, this upsetting episode came at a worse time and put to suspicion his pro-Pakistan mindset. In a panic, he himself brought up the issue during his meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and held liable his opponents for spreading canards.
Amarinder also has some complaints against the Congress party colleagues in Punjab. He is openly critical of the high command’s point person for Punjab, and considered not the exact man for Punjab. Amarinder doesn’t understand Punjab, but he tries to influence by divide and rule. He has been described as the loose cannon, and a perturbed man who couldn’t even win his own seat.
During Capt. Amarinder’s tenure in Punjab (2002-2007), topping the list of the run-away cohorts was his media adviser, Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, who left for Britain soon after the Assembly results were out. Chahal was facing a string of investigations into the alleged multicrore advertisement allotment scandal.
Furthermore, Congress has a history of infighting which lead to the fall down. Captain Amarinder is usually very isolated from the other party members, and that’s why problems crop up. Amarinder Singh has been focusing so much on Punjab, that despite being the leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, he’s barely attended its sessions. He declared that his presence in Punjab was more important for the party.
This time again Congress will, in all probability, not win the Punjab elections on its own.