The senior Congress leader Inderjit Singh Randhawa quit the party on Tuesday. It’s a major setback for the party in the Dera Baba Nanak constituency. Congress gave ticket to his brother Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa from the constituency.
Inderjit was opposing his brother’s name for the ticket but the party ignored him and gave ticket to his brother. He was seeking ticket for his son Deepinder Singh Randhawa. Inderjit said that the party has ignored the loyal and sincere leaders.
Inderjit’s son, who is also Punjab Youth Congress secretary Deepinder Randhawa, along with 294 office-bearers, including Dera Baba Nanak Youth Congress chief Jatinder Kumar Gora, and district president of the National Students Union of India Gursimranjeet Singh Randhawa, also tendered their resignation.
Inderjit said that he will contest elections from the Dera Baba Nanak constituency. He is in touch with third front parties and within a couple of days; he will make a formal announcement of joining a political oufit.
Deepinder said he had applied for a Congress ticket from Fatehgarh Churian or Dera Baba Nanak constituencies, but his application was rejected. Deepinder further said that he worked whole heartedly for the party but the party picked the wrong candidate.
The family feud of Randhawa family over the allocation of ticket will harm the party in the constituency. Deepinder has a huge fan following in the constituency. Inderjit Singh Randhawa is son of a prominent Congress leader.
The differences between Inderjit Singh and Sukhjinder Singh deepened when Sukhjinder didn’t help his nephew Deepinder in the Punjab Youth Congress elections.