Category: Bir Devinder

Congress lawmaker turned into lawbreaker

Chinnam Gandhi

The shoe-throwing incident in Punjab Vidhan Sabha during the monsoon session by a Congress MLA has proved that the legislators in opposition have no other task except disturbing the session.

Congress lawmaker Tarlochan Singh Soondh threw his shoe at rival politician during the protests by his party in the house. It seems the Congress party legislators have lost their vision and mission as politicians.

Twenty legislators of the opposition were staying in the premises of Vidhan Sabha and spent two nights as a protest. However, such acts have shown their immaturity.

The act of immaturity by Soondh has shocked the people and politicians. The rival parties have also criticised the legislator for expressing his anger in a stupid way.

Soondh and other Congress members had crowded around the Speaker’s chair demanding a debate on their no-confidence motion against the ruling Punjab government led by SAD-BJP alliance.

Infuriated, Soondh took off his shoe and flung it at SAD legislator. When the legislators knew that their numbers are not enough for bringing the no-confidence motion then why they put their demand. It was just an act to create disturbance in the last assembly session. Moreover, few months left for the assembly polls.

People chose their representative so that the legislator should represent their constituency in the assembly. However, the Congress legislators have only disturbed the last session just to grab the media attention. They could have chosen debate or discussion instead of sleeping in the assembly hall. Soondh should have acted coolly in the assembly but he impatiently hurled shoe at a rival politician.

Punjab Congress has been witnessing tough time as the infighting within the party cadre is still going on and the party is not united as only a few months have left for the assembly polls. The top leaders are fighting with each other over petty issues and leaders like Jagmeet Brar along with Bir Devinder Singh are not in the party yet. And the immature behaviour of legislators during last monsoon session has left a bad impression.

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Punjab Congress is not strengthened yet

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The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has been sitting silently as assembly elections are not far and moreover, there is no sign of strengthening of the party by the PPCC President Capt Amarinder Singh.

As per the information, the party has been working not even up to the mark in the state and still there is factionalism prevailing in the party. Even Capt Amarinder Singh has been waiting for the official announcement of his candidature as CM candidate of the party in the assembly polls.

The political atmosphere in Punjab Congress is not heated up as party cadre is waiting for the official announcement of the Chief Ministerial candidate by the party high command.

However, the differences between the top leadership have not been sinking as still there are factions against Capt Amarinder Singh. The former PPCC President and incumbent Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa is not in the good terms with Amarinder. Even the other Rajya Sabha MP, Shamsher Singh Dullo has cornered himself from Amarinder because the PPCC president had given the name of Hans Raj Hans for the Rajya Sabha nomination but when Dullo approached the high command, the name of Sufi singer was dropped from the list in the eleventh hour.

The two senior leaders Jagmeet Brar and Bir Devinder Singh already facing expulsion from the party and definitely their absence would affect the party in the assembly polls.

There is no much time left for the assembly polls and the party has not pulled up its socks to give a tough fight to the rivals. Already the Punjab Congress has witnessed two consecutive defeats in the assembly polls. If the party would not be strengthened its cadre across the state then definitely it would taste the third consecutive defeat in the polls.
It is evident that the Congress leaders have not eliminated their differences and the rift between the top leadership would put the party on a political ventilator.

Nirvan Singh, another example of dynasty politics in Punjab Congress

The Punjab Congress has been denying the facts of dynasty politics in the party since long but truth can never be extinguished. Amarinder Singh, head of Punjab Congress boldly denied the allegation of dynasty politics and facts say something different. Amarinder Singh, his wife Preneet Kaur who is sitting legislator and former parliamentarian and son Raninder fought election from Lok Sabha seat of Bhatinda. For Amarinder, this is not dynasty politics in Punjab Congress.

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Punjab Congress has exposed in front of the people over the issue of dynasty politics as the entire family is at the party and both husband wife enjoying prestigious positions in the party. But, for Amarinder Singh, this is not dynasty politics.

A new face is being emerged in Punjab Congress and he is Nirvan Singh. The younger son of Amarinder’s daughter Jai InderKaur, Nirvan has returned from the UK after completed his post-graduation.

Nirvan Singh has been taking care of his maternal grandfather’s campaigns and he is also actively participating in social media. Amarinder has assigned the task of Nirvan’s training to his poll strategist Prashant Kishore.

Kishore has been taking Nirvan to different places so that he could be acquainted with the activities of the party as well as with the party cadre. However, Amarinder has not formally announced Nirvan’s name in the party but the sources in the party revealed that he would be given prominent position in the party.

Earlier, Amarinder took a u-turn on dynasty politics. He told the media that his son Raninder was no longer interested in politics so, there was no question of dynasty politics. Moreover, he had announced that the loyal party worker would be the replacement of Raninder.

The sources in the party said that Amarinder was scared after the Raninder exit as earlier his brother left the Congress so Nirvan was the only hope of Amarinder. He kept on insisting Nirvan to enter the political arena. Nirvan had planned to set up his consultancy in the UK but he dropped the idea to join his maternal grandfather.

Even Nirvanadmitted media that he has been helping his maternal granddad and handling his Twitter and Facebook account so that the reach with in the masses could be increased.

If this is not the definition of dynasty politics for Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Amarinder Singh then there must be another word for the proper definition. However, one this is being cleared that the tradition of family politics still continues in Punjab Congress. The political family of Congress party in Punjab don’t want the reins of the party in other hands.

Punjab Congress struggle hard as Assembly Elections near Approaches

Alleged as the main challenger in the forthcoming Assembly Elections 2017 in Punjab, the Congress party is gearing hard to develop a constructive vote bank. The poll elections are less than a year away now, the unit of Punjab Congress party has been striving to turn the tide in its favor. But rather to moving towards progress, it seems to head on a self-destruction way.

The Congress’ chances turn out to be fading in the assembly elections due to the increasing in-fighting in the party. The ministers and members of the unit failed to share a cordial relationship. It has been discovered in the recent rallies and meetings held by Punjab congress in different parts of the state in view to share the party plans with its members or supporters.

The Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh himself was ashamed on finding such nuisance and lack of trust among the party members itself. He tried to pacify the environment but no one bothered to pay any heed to him. Such incidents would definitely bring them no win. The tension grips the Congress people.

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ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN PUNJABWhile the opposition parties take full advantage of the situation and leaving no chance to deface the congress party. Even the appointment of Prashant Kishore, a famous poll election strategist, is not able to unite the team as whole. While trying to give a political makeover to Punjab Congress chief, his own reputation is at stake in the state.

The appointment of Amarinder Singh as state chief by Rahul Gandhi (Vice President, Congress) is not welcomed by every member of the party. Rahul failed to please the disgruntled sections of the party. Next, in an effort to bring balance in PPCC (Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee), Rahul Gandhi put Ambika Soni (former Union Minister) as in charge of Election Campaign Committee. Again this move did not go well with Amarinder Singh.

The situation goes haywire when party leaders started raising petty issues relating to own constituency. The lack of trust and unity ensue the congress unit. A team which is not able to ally its own people than how could it be able to bind the entire Punjab?is a question to ponder upon.

In short, the Punjab Congress has been hurtling from one crisis to another and its leaders are voicing our differently.

Jagmeet Brar opened up front against Amarinder

Brar lambasted the PPCC President for his wrong attitude

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The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Capt Amarinder Singh expelled the senior Congress leader Bir Devinder Singh for six years from the party. However, the firebrand Congress leader and former MP, Jagmeet Brar lambasted the PPCC Chief for his wrong attitude towards party’s senior leader.

Bir Devinder was suspended from Congress party after a write up spat with Capt Amarinder. On Friday, Capt Amarinder Singh expelled him from the Congress party. They both were not in the good terms with each other.

Jagmeet Brar criticised Amarinder against the expulsion of Devinder

The senior Congress leader Jagmeet Brar has criticises the PPCC President for his attitude towards the party senior leaders. He said that Amarinder has been indulging himself in the petty politics with in the party leadership.

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Brar tweeted, “Birdevinder singh’s expulsion from party not in good taste, smacks of personal vendetta and Highhandedness by Amarinder Singh.

He said that the arrogant Capt Amarinder himself thinks about his personal gains and he is against the people who give him the feedback to improve himself. Brar stressed that the party’s high command is aware of the fact that who is right or who is wrong. But, when the entire party is struggling hard to prepare itself for the Punjab assembly polls, why Capt Amarinder Singh is acting like Ahmad Shah Abdali.

Brar challenged Amarinder to contest from Lambi assembly

The incumbent Punjab Congress head has been saying that Manpreet Badal would contest from Lambi constituency. The former MP Brar has told Amarinder to contest from the Lambi constituency rather than pitting Manpreet Badal against his uncle. Brar said, “Manpreet’s father forfeited his security deposit (in 2012 Assembly polls) and he himself lost to Harsimrat Badal in the 2014 parliamentary elections.” He further said that Amarinder is scared off from contesting from Lambi constituency so that’s why he is deliberately putting his efforts to provoke Manpreet to contest from the seat in the Punjab polls.

 

 

Capt Amarinder to suppress Bir Devinder

Amarinder to expel the former deputy speaker

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The write up spat between Capt Amarinder Singh and the former deputy speaker, Bir Devinder Singh has projected the wrong image of the party in front of the public. Devinder had openly written against Amarinder Singh in English daily. Even the PPCC President Capt Amarinder had also replied him through his write up next day in the same English daily.

Later, the former deputy speaker was suspended for raising his voice against Amarinder. The Punjab Congress head suspended him for the preliminary membership of the party and an internal inquiry was marked by making a three member team of legislator for the further course of action.

A three-member committee, constituted earlier this month to look into suspended party leader Bir Devinder Singh’s outburst against Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Capt Amarinder Singh have recommended Devinder’s expulsion.

Punjab Congress heading towards the dooms day

The three member committee has given its recommendation to expel the senior leader from the party for his anti-party activities. It seems that the Punjab Congress has been heading towards the dooms day. The party has lost the two political battles and third battle would be the crucial one for Congress. Instead of concentrating for the polls, Amarinder is busy in firing the prominent faces from the party.

Bir Devinder had raised an objection on the three members committee that the inquiry should have done by a senior Congress leader of former PPCC president. He had alleged that Amarinder framed the team of his loyalists and definitely, the committee would prepare a report to please the Punjab Congress head. Bir Devinder had accused Amarinder of inaccessibility, a charge refuted by the PPCC chief.

Amarinder’s dictatorial attitude will put Punjab Congress in history books

It is clear that Punjab Congress has failed to unite the leadership within the party and moreover, in the different district or local level units. The dictatorial attitude adopted by Amarinder against his party leaders and workers would lead the party towards the third consecutive defeat. The next generation would read about the history of Punjab Congress in books only as after the third defeat, Congress would be finished from the state.

Reference:

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/congress-panel-for-expelling-bir-devinder/219279.html

Infighting within Punjab Congress still on

“After Bir Devinder, it’s time for the former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Partap Singh Bajwa to target Captain Amarinder Singh and his “autocratic” behavior”

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Earlier, former Deputy Speaker, Bir Devinder Singh got suspended by PPCC President Captain Amarinder Singh because of a write up spat between the duos. On his suspension, Bir said, “I do not know I have been suspended. If I have been suspended then I can say that Amarinder would have put his sagacity and wisdom at stake while deciding action against me. As my vocal chords had dried up when I canvassed for him in Amritsar, I am sure he would have been pained by this decision. Captain has taken a destructive path and has been destroying himself as well as the party in Punjab.”

Bajwa accused Captain
In a row, after Bir Devinder, now Bajwa is accusing Captain for his oppressive behavior, while he visited Jallandhar with his group leaders and workers for the rally which was being organized by Captain. They were simply ignored by Captain and his team and were not allowed to speak in the rally. Not even a single microphone was given to Bajwa group of leaders in such huge rally.

Not only this, but Captain made fun of Bajwa, saying, “Bajwa is now out of Punjab politics and I am the wholly solely Incharge in Punjab.”

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Arrogant Captain
This arrogant attitude of Captain had showed publicly that there is lack of respect and unity between Congress leaders. It would not be wrong to say that the party is divided in the state.

Agitated Bajwa and his group of leaders have decided to brainstorm against Captain for his egoistic and high headed attitude. On the 24th of April, there would be a function by Bajwa group to celebrate the Bajwa’s entry in Rajya Sabha, where they would teach Captain a lesson on clean Politics.

Noticeably, Bajwa group did not welcome Captain’s decision of nominating a new comer Hans Raj Hans for Rajya Sabha seat.

With this kind of leadership, the day is not far when Congress would lose its existence in Punjab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain suspends Bir, his strategist placates him

A day is not far when we will witness differences between the PPCC  President and former CM Captain Amarinder Singh and party strategist Prashant Kishor.

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Prediction came as a result of closed-door meeting between Kishor and former deputy Speaker Bir Devinder, which was not disclosed to Captain. As per the sources, Kishor had met the suspended leader where he promised him a more active role in the party. Also, without getting Captain’s ‘go-ahead’ Kishor assured Bir that Amarinder would now bury the hatchet publicly and work in coordination with Bir Devinder.

Bir Devinder notified Kishor that the one-sided communication “is not good for the state Congress ahead of the elections”. Bir Devinder is learnt to have told Kishor that since Amarinder “should not only be more communicative with his party men but also listen to their grievances and suggestions“.

It is worth mentioning here that Bir was suspended from the primary membership of the party for his write up which accused Captain for his dictatorial and autocratic behavior. He had been vocal against Amarinder over his “inaccessibility”, which was not acceptable by Captain.

After Bir, Jagmeet Brar second in a row

After Bir Devinder another senior party leader Jagmeet Brar is Captain’s next target for his recent acts of “indiscipline” to the party high command.

“The case of action had been sent to the party’s high command Sonia Gandhi, since Brar is a member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), the PPCC cannot technically act against him” said sources.

Captain upset over Kishor’s move

Kishor met the suspended Bir Devinder without Captain’s consent, which made Captain furious. Amarinder never failed calling the suspended Bir an outsider.It is a clear message for all including you, Kishor. Internal matters are not to be discussed publicly.” “Such indiscipline in the party would not be tolerated”, Captain further added.

His same dictatorial behavior was seen when he became reluctant to hear any plea of the strategist, when Kishor tried to justify his move.

Congress will be ruined
It would not be wrong to predict Congress party downfall with such autocratic attitude of its chief, Captain Amarinder Singh. In a row, it would be defeated for the third time in Punjab because of simple reason and this is ‘lack of unity’ within party leaders.

References:

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/chandigarh/congress-suspends-bir-devinder-its-strategist-placates-him/

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/cong-suspends-bir-devinder/216176.html