Category: Congress infighting

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.

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Congress theme song: entertainment or poll gimmick?

Congress theme song: entertainment or poll gimmick?

PPCC president Captain Amarinder Singh and party are highly desperate to mark a victory in the upcoming Punjab elections 2017. A huge amount was spent to hire the best strategist Prashant Kishore to plan and manage the election campaigns and strategies for the same. “Halke Vich Captain” and “Sune aur Sunayein” campaigns were also organized to increase the public interaction in order to “understand” the public demands. However, these efforts went in vain when public refused to fall into the trap of congress and captain.

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Therefore, Congress came up with a new and unique plan to woo the voters i.e. Music. Yes, you heard it right; PPCC is all set to take the help from the best form of entertainment, music. During the next campaign of congress party, background music will be played for the audience. Not normal songs, but the “praise songs” will be on the track list. Richa Sharma and Shahid Mallya (singer of Chitta Ve song of controversial movie ‘Udta Punjab’) have sung the song named “Chaunda Hai Punjab, Captain Di Sarkar”. This song would be the theme song, which has already been test played in the program “Halke Vich Captain” of captain Amarinder Singh.

As per the sources, the song is prepared to give certain “messages” to the people of Punjab. It is to tell the people that Punjab belongs to a Punjabi and that Punjabi is none other than Captain himself (We wonder where was this “Punjabi Son” before?). “It will get people into the Bhangra mode,” a Congress leader said in his statement. Opening line of the theme song is “pind pind the sheher sheher, bas ikko challe leher leher”.

Looking at the efforts of Congress to win in the upcoming elections, we will not be surprised if they release a movie with the title like “I’m the Punjabi” (starring Captain Amarinder Singh and Aroosa Alam) before elections. But both Captain and Congress should know the fact that Punjabis have already a long list of songs’ on their playlist, they really don’t need your “sensational music”.


 

Captain’s hunger for supremacy amounts to downfall of Congress

The factionalism and internal rifts of Congress party are not hidden from anyone and this is known to be one of the major reasons of Congress’ downfall on the political ground. This is not a new “trend” in Congress when one member would blame other for all the wrong doings. In this battle of blames and lies, Captain Amarinder Singh seems to be taking all the “benefits”. He does not look worried due to these rifts at all, but is constantly trying to turn these internal rifts beneficial for him.

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We can do better analysis on the situation by taking the example of Gulchain Singh and Shakeel Ahmed. They were not the strongest contenders but were still given powerful positions. The reason was their “close links” with the royal Singh. Harish Chaudhary, another member when tried to make his point was treated badly in the party, as Captain Amarinder Singh never wants to transfer his powers to anyone else.

Also, as per sources, when Pratap Singh Bajwa was the president of Congress, Amarinder left no chance to take his position and wrote a letter to Mrs. Gandhi saying that bajwa is a “drug lord”. Not just that, when there was doubt of making Mr. Singh, the president of party, he threatened the high authorities to form a new party of his own, after which he was granted the “president” position. 

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If we look at the recent incident of welcoming Asha Kumari in Punjab, sources claim that this happened because of the Captain himself. He wanted to take charge of the party hence appointed Asha Kumari here. 

From all above-mentioned incidents, it is clearly exposed that what Captain craves the most is power and charge. He would never allow someone else to take his position.  But here we would want to remind Captain Amarinder Singh that “TEAM WORK” is a practice that is important to accomplish any project, so you better learn it.

Expelled Members: A New Trouble for Captain Amarinder Singh & Party

Everyone in Punjab knows about the growing “internal rifts” of the Congress party. Former deputy speaker Bir Devinder Singh and former MP, Jagmeet Singh Brar has been expelled out of the party for not following the party rules, doing anti-party activities, and indiscipline.

Jagmeet Singh Brar & his frustration for Amarinder

Even after getting expelled from the party, Jagmeet Singh Brar continued to speak against former CM, Captain Amarinder Singh and his family. He expressed his frustration towards Amarinder Singh through media and tweets. He was asked to stop these anti-party activities several times and both Prahsant Kishore and AICC general secretary in-charge of Punjab, Shakeel Ahmad, discussed the issue with him. However, getting no positive response from Brar, Congress party decided to expel him from the party “with an immediate effect.”

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jagmeet singh brar in an interview

In a recent interview, Brar claimed to have all the data regarding Amarinder and his family’s Swiss bank accounts. He stated that Amarinder and family have about 860 Crore saved in Swiss bank accounts on the name of Jacaranda trust. He was sure about his claims, and the revelations of ED. He told the media that he would reveal all these details in brief on August 15, 2016. He said that the party has forgiven Amarinder Singh numerous times for his “sins” but this is high time that he has to stand up for his party. He also expressed his discontent on the matter of Khadoor Sahib bypoll, and Talwandi Sabo bypoll.

Bir Devinder Singh: Not happy with Aroosa & Amarinder’s affair

On the other hand, Bir Devinder lashed out at Amarinder Singh for his alleged affair with Aroosa Alam. He warned Amarinder Singh that if he does not leave Aroosa now, he would have to face the same kind of defeat again in the year 2017.

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Hide and Seek of Clashes

Apart from this, main members of the party i.e. Charanjit Singh Channi, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Prashant Kishore and Captain Amarinder Singh, they all share “not so good” bond with each other. No matter how much they try to hide their “internal conflicts”, Punjabis very well know about the absence of unity and teamwork of Congress party.

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Captain desperate to keep Congress’ Sinking ship afloat

Punjab electoral battle seems more interesting this time as a lot “unexpected” is happening. In this Tsunami of “hits and trials” and “sought out plans”, Congress has decided to follow the approach of “make hay while the sun shines”. But the problem here is to make sure if the sun is really shining or its just some temporary brightness that may seem shiny but is an illusion.

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Golden Opportunity: Navjot Singh Sidhu
Let us clear this air by coming to the point. Two big “political tsunamis” that happened in the last week is resignation of Navjot Singh Sidhu from Rajya Sabha and suspension of Akali MLA Pargat Singh from BJP-SAD. Although Sidhu did not give any statement or cited any reason for his resignation; but Congress surely sees this act of him as a “golden opportunity”. Captain clearly welcomed Sidhu in the party and even reminded him of the “past times” when his father was a part of Congress party. Getting no response from Mr. Sidhu, the focus of Congress shifted to another “expelled member” i.e. Pargat Singh.
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“Topic of Interest”: Pargat Singh
A meeting was held in Delhi to discuss the further plans and moves. As per the sources, a major part of this discussion involved the former Olympian. Asha Kumari, Capt Amarinder, Charanjit Channi, and Ambika Soni were present at the meeting. Pargat singh, however, showed no interest in this proposal of Captain Amarinder Singh.
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Rat Race
Calling the “expelled or resigned” members in his party, other members of Congress were annoyed with Captain Amarinder Singh. Sources claim that some party members sent an e-mail to President Sonia Gandhi to complain about this “annoying behavior” of Amarinder Singh. “Competition threat” can be other reason of Congress party workers for not allowing “wild card entry” of any outsider in the semi-finals of this race.

The recent action of Captain Amarinder Singh clearly hints towards the uncertainty and immature plans of the party. It’s like Captain wants to take any risk to win after two defeats in Punjab.

Congress MLA Charanjit Singh Channi gets accused!

There is no stop to Congress troubles in Punjab. Every day new stories appear against the party and Congress men.The Congress MLA from Chamkaur Sahib Constituency, Charanjit Singh Channi gets accused of doing nothing for his constituency’s improvement after winning the elections. His promises fall flat and fake which he made during his election campaigns.

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He had distributed sewing machines to the women of the town stating that women empowerment must be encouraged, every lady should be made self-independent and have the ability to raise their children.  But in actual nothing comes in practical and not a single women employment scheme been introduced in his jurisdiction that irked the people who voted for him. It’s been more than nine years, he is serving as the MLA of Shri Chamkaur Sahib and nothing achieved by him yet for the turf. Public wants to know what he has done to facelift the standards of the area.

Several persons from his constituency namely Rupinder Singh Roopa, Gurmail Singh Bara, Sukhjit Singh, SudipVij, Manjeet Singh came forward and asked Charanjit Singh Channi through media that what he has done to eradicate spreading drug addiction among the youth of the area. They even accused Charanjit of distributing alcohol during his election campaigns.Charanjit is blamed to step up his area before six months of the elections and once he wins, he doesn’t show his face for next four years. He uses fraudulent practices to entice the vote bank. The public in the area is furious about his performance and needs his speedy response on their queries.No statement has been made by Charanjit Singh Channi addressing the issue yet. Punjab Congress is already facing tough times and this recent issue adds to their woes.

Senior panel gave a miss to PPCC Meet!

Punjab Congress Committee never misses a chance to make a headline. This is all revealed that nothing is going smooth in the Captain’s team. And it is once again witnessed at a recently held meeting at Chandigarh where all the top slot players of the Punjab Congress committee decide to give it a miss.

The first-ever meeting of the newly constituted PPCC meant for interaction between the top leadership and members of the apex body saw various big wigs of the team giving it a miss.

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Amarinder loyalists got upset

Those who doesn’t made it to the meeting were Pratap Bajwa, Shamsher Singh Dullo, Mohinder Kaypee, Sunil Jakhar, Sukhjinder Randhawa, Parminder Singh Pinki, Charanjit Singh Channi, Sukhjinder Raj Lali Majithia, Navtej Cheema and many more.  The reason for absentees was cited personal issues or commitments. But sources told a different tale that they preferred to stay away as they were peeved off at the way they had been placed in the new set up.

Turning down the issue, the Chief of PPCC Captain Amarinder Singh opted to choose the occasion to uplift the morale of those present. He talked about the recent and poor performance of Aam Aadmi party at Delhi municipal by-elections. He quoted, “Now the army of Congress is in place and our victory is sure.” The AAP has already lost in Punjab with a vertical division between the four MPs.

Meanwhile, Ambika Soni, Chairperson of the PPCC and State In-Charge Shakeel Ahmad asked the newly appointed office bearers to take up the charge and get along everyone to mark a victory in Punjab.

Also, putting all speculations to rest, Captain Amarinder Singh and party strategist Prashant Kishore found sharing camaraderie. Though Prashant was seated behind Captain, indicating the role being defined by the top panel only!

Capt Amarinder: Congress may defeat Congress, we will lose the polls

Infighting within party leadership and workers would lead the Congress towards its third consecutive victory

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The Punjab tour of PPCC President Amarinder Singh apparently failed to strengthen the party workers or district level Congress leaders as the former CM facing ire of party workers in his scheduled programmes.

When he started his 20 days tour from Amritsar, the party workers had accused Amarinder for the non-cooperation of the senior leadership with the local level leaders. Moreover, they wanted to get the new faces in the party. At that time the workers had created ruckus and the poll strategist of Capt Amarinder, Prashant Kishore had left the programme in the middle. At that time, the Amarinder had to face the workers anger.

In Ludhiana, Amarinder finally admitted that Congress would defeat Congress in Punjab Polls

Capt Amarinder Singh witnessed a huge criticism from the party workers in his programme. The ruckus created by them made a fuming PPCC president declare from the dais and said, “I am much disappointed with what I am seeing here today. I am here to listen to you but this is no way to express yourself. I am here to get your views which we can incorporate in out manifesto but you have made a mockery of the entire exercise.”

The workers for their part, too, did not mince words and told Amarinder to his face that factionalism, if not sorted out soon, would become the party’s undoing for the third consecutive time in 2017.

Party workers pointed out “Deep Rooted Factionalist” with in Congress

In the programme, a party worker accused Amarinder that there is a deep rooted factionalism with in the Congress as they said that not even a single poster of former Ludhiana MP Manish Tewari was put at the venue.

Another worker, Davinder Singh, told Amarinder, “You should tell your MLAs to stand with the workers”. “Look at our MLA, whenever we call him, he says he is in Chandigarh. Our MLAs work against us.”

It has been come out in the open that the party’s top leadership, middle level leadership and local level leadership infighting with each other and there are no evidences that prove the unity within Punjab Congress.