Category: Absenteeism

Capt Amarinder Singh never allows anyone to speak in front of him

Side lined the Congress leaders who raised their voice against Amarinder

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Though Capt Amarinder Singh has been boasting of his self –styled leadership qualities in front the media to please the voters of Punjab but it has come out well that PPCC President deliberately targeting his party men who questions Amarinder Singh.

The arrogant PPCC President Amarinder Singh never allows his party men and even the party’s top leadership with in the state to question him over any issue. Amarinder is all in all in the party.

Amarinder can ditch anyone for his personal gains

The incumbent President of Punjab head can ditch anyone for his personal gains. The former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi had helped Amarinder to enter in Indian National Congress as both were class mates. However, after the Operation Blue Star carried out in 1984, Amarinder got a chance to gain political mileage. He had ditched his class mate and left the Congress party along with his resignation for Parliament.

He joined Shiromani Akali Dal in 1984 and he left SAD in 1992. Amarinder formed his own party when he did not find any prospect in the SAD. He formed Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthik) and his new party had lost the assembly elections in 1997. All candidates of Amarider Singh were badly defeated in the polls. When Amarinder felt him nowhere and finally, he begged in front of AICC President Sonia Gandhi and returned to his old party in 1998. The political journey revealed the dual face of Amarinder.

Amarinder had accused Partap Singh Bajwa for having links with terrorists and drug mafia

Capt Amarinder Singh had betrayed his old friend, Partap Singh Bajwa as the party high command had crowned Bajwa as PPCC president. Amarinder had written a letter to AICC President accusing Bajwa as anti-party. He had mentioned in his letter that Bajwa was associated with the terrorist outfits and Bajwa had links with the drugs peddler. The opportunist Amarinder did not miss a chance to betray his old friend Bajwa for his personal gains.

Amarinder backstabbed Sunil Jakhar

The former leader of opposition and incumbent legislator from Abohar, Sunik Jakhar enjoy a good reputation within the Congress party and even political rivals respect him a lot. The rivals had praised Jakhar when present leader of opposition, Charanjit Singh Channi was disturbing the session. Once a close aide of Amarinder, Jakhar was side lined as Amarinder did not find any benefit from Jakhar’s friendship. He did not nominate Jakhar’s name for the Rajya Sabha seat.

Factionalism led Punjab Congress goes deeper into a huddle

“Internal feud between the Punjab unit of Congress is getting widen with newly appointed leader of opposition, Charanjit Singh Channi failing to make a mark and take all the legislatures along. While Channi is struggling hard to take on the ruling government and party MLAs on other side are conveniently giving assembly session a miss.”


Rahul Gandhi believes in entrusting prominent position to young promising leaders. His approach might be futuristic but it doesn’t go well country grand old political party and for that matter, conflicting views are witnessed between the mother-son duo of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul. Newly appointed leader of opposition Chananjit Singh Channi struggling to make an impression is a testimony to this fact.

Rising voice of dissent against Channi

While the internal feud is growing the state unit of Congress, the voice of dissent against Channi is rising. While many MLAs accuse him of trying to steal credit, taking unilateral decisions, and not taking seniors into confidence few others think that he is not mature enough to take on the responsibility.

Regular Absenteeism of Legislatures

Channi is a second-time legislator who fought his first assembly election as an independent from Chamkaur Sahib in 2007 and later was inducted to Congress party in 2012. It must be noted that he hasn’t even completed his complete term as a legislature of Congress party but still he was elevated to the position of leader of opposition.

While Channi is learning the ropes the tough way, regular absenteeism of Congress legilatures is making his job even tough. Just very few of MLAs are reporting before the assembly session, so effectively no CLP meeting is taking place and no floor strategy being planned. It is no surprise that the party is finding itself on the back foot.

While Charanjit Singh Channi has already put the Punjab Congress in tight spot in the Vidhan Sabha due to his poor knowledge of state affairs, without any support of other party MLAs, he has failed miserably to counter ruling government.

Absenteeism of Congress legislators in Punjab assembly

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Congress scolded the MLAs for the thin strength during budget session

The seriousness of the Congress legislators in Punjab assembly during budget session shown by their thin strength as majority of the legislators were not present during the budget session in assembly.

As per the information, the Congress legislators afforded to miss the session and absenteeism was visible especially during the budget session when the issue of SYL took the centre stage.

Party leadership scolded legislators

Taking a serious note of the thin strength of Congress legislators during the budget session in the Assembly, the party leadership had issued a whip to all party MLAs to be present in the House on March 21 and 22.

Ever since the Assembly session began, few Congress MLAs have been present, especially during Channi’s speech on the SYL issue and during the Budget discussion. Interestingly, Channi was targeted by the treasury benches after his speech on the Budget discussion; just four Congress MLAs were present.

Only four Congress legislators when bills were cleared by Vidhan Sabha

As per the information, the legislators had started leaving the house especially in zero hour. When the cleared bills came up for discussion, there were only two legislators; Tarlochan Singh Soond and Ashwani Sekhri were present. After few minutes leader of opposition Charanjit Singh Channi and Bharat Bhushan Ashu joined them.

PPCC Chief had to intervene for ensuring the strength of MLAs in assembly


The matter was highlighted to the party chief and the incumbent PPCC Chief Amarinder Singh had took the serious note on the thin strength of the legislators. He issued the whip to the legislators and himself visited the assembly on March 21 where he taught the legislators to maintain the decorum in the session by proper strength especially during the important sessions.