Category: Indian National Congress

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.

Congress hides anti sikh face with Manmohan

Trying every possible course of action to mark a victory in the upcoming Punjab polls; Congress has planned to make Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the star campaigner of the party. Highly respected for his down to earth personality, Dr. Singh can give a push to the party’s campaigning being a Sikh face.

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Prashant Kishore, the strategist of Congress Punjab and the team is working tirelessly to prevent the defeat for the third time. 

If we talk about this strategy of Punjab Congress, it seems as if this party is trying to hide its anti-Sikh face by taking help of Sardar Manmohan Singh. But Mr. Kishore should keep in mind that appointment of Manmohan Singh in Punjab as star campaigner will not be helpful as Punjabis can never forget the cruel face of this party.

From 1955 to 1984, Congress committed many atrocities on Sikh community. The injustice that has done to the Sikhs is not an incident to be forgotten so easily, it reminds of the times when Congress showed no mercy towards the innocent souls of Punjab. Attacks, violence, killings, religious sacrilege, what’s that Congress has not done to destroy Punjab and its people.

One fair advice to Mr. Kishore, learn about the history before you think such plans would work in favor of Congress party.   

Rahul Gandhi’s fake sympathy & failed campaign in Punjab

When elections become just a tool to gain power, the needs of a common man are often neglected & the latest example is set by Rahul Gandhi of Congress party.

 

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Mr. Gandhi visited Punjab last month to meet distressed farmers where he had some conversation with a 60-yr-old farmer , S. Surjit Singh . Mr. Singh told him about the suffering caused by the crop loss due to adverse weather conditions including unseasonal rains. Today S. Surjit Singh allegedly committed suicide and the irony is that Mr. Gandhi showed all his “sympathy” to this man during his visit & even his “so called compassionate” picture made the rounds on media. 

It was 28th of April when Rahul Gandhi met Mr. Singh (in a white turban), who explained his troubles to the vice president of Congress during his visit to Sirhind. Rahul Gandhi, after hearing problems of Mr. Singh assured him to help, but we all know what happened later.

Congress party has been neglecting the needs and demands of farmers in U.P as well. We wonder if Mr. Gandhi cannot solve the issue of just one farmer in spite of assuring him every possible help, how would this party be able to take care of the needs of a farmer-state i.e. Punjab.  Did he come here just to get his pictures clicked and took Surjit Singh as nothing but a “voter”?

Captain’s attempt to milk serious issue backfires

Congress is a well known party, which is known to take the “benefits” out of the serious issues of the state Punjab. When SYL issue was raised, congress leaders (out of nowhere) tried their best to take the “credits”, even when everyone knew that it was the party who initiated the issue. Something like this happened again when it came to the appointment of separate Chandigarh administrator.

On Wednesday, KJ Alphons, a retired bureaucrat and BJP leader was appointed as the independent governor Administrator for the Union Territory by the centre government. With this appointment, an old matter of Punjab-Chandigarh got heated up, and so the political environment of Punjab. As per Rajiv-Longowal accord, Chandigarh was to be transferred to the state Punjab, which never happened.

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Considering this opportunity as a “golden” one, Captain Amarinder Singh “strongly rejected” this action of the central government but instead of getting the praise and appreciation, all he received was heap of questions and allegations from the people of Punjab. They blamed Captain and Congress for the division of Chandigarh and Punjab. People asked Amarinder to give clarifications on the 25-26 January 1986 incident, when Congress betrayed the trust of Punjab by making Chandigarh a union Territory instead of transferring it to Punjab. People would definitely want to know that why former CM  did not give resignation from the Congress party for doing  partiality with Punjab.

Akali Dal members, however, took the charge again just like SYL and warned the centre government to not to appoint any other administrator to Chandigarh. Now, the governor of Punjab is given the duty (additional) of Chandigarh administrator.

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So, it’s high time when congress and Captain Amarinder Singh needs to understand that “blaming” others and “doing nothing” won’t help you in getting votes from Punjab.

Jagmeet Brar fires another salvo at Capt Amarinder

15 August, Independence Day, is the day of celebration as we Indians got independence on this date in the year 1947. But as this date is coming closer, it is increasing the “nervousness” of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Captain Amarinder Singh. The reason is nothing but the own party member of congress Punjab, Jagmeet Singh Brar, who has been expelled from the party recently. His harsh tweets and frustration towards Congress party has become the reason of his suspension from the party. Jagmeet Singh Brar did not stop commenting harsh and negative things about the party even after series of warnings, so high authorities finally decided to expel him. He showed his anger by taking the support of social media like twitter and stated the reasons of annoyance.

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In a recent interview, he said that he has the entire details of Captain Amarinder Singh’s Swiss bank accounts. He claimed that former Cm has more than 860 Crore rupees in the foreign accounts on the name of his son Raninder Singh and wife Preneet Kaur. He added that Captain looted the hard-earned money of Punjabis and transferred the same to countries like Dubai, Switzerland and Pakistan. He has also saved the money under the name of some foreign trust. Sending money to country like Pakistan is purely Anti-National, Brar said.

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With these statements, Jagmeet said that he is all set to reveal all the secret information of Captain Amarinder Singh and his family’s Swiss bank accounts. He added that he would do the same on 15 August 5, 2016. So, we all should get ready to celebrate the Independence Day, this is going to be special you know…!!!

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.

Capt Amarinder Singh building castles in the air

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Misguiding people in his programmes by making unrealistic promises

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Capt Amarinder Singh has been building the castles in the air by making foolish statements to the people.

While attending the programmes in Punjab and Chandigarh, the PPCC president is promising the people like a Chief Minister of a state makes commitment with the people. During the programmes, whenever someone asks for something, he immediately comes up with a solution. Amarinder say, “I will form a committee or look into the matter.”

Duping people on drug menace which is not exist in Punjab

While attending a programme in Chandigarh, Amarinder tried to misguide the students and talked about the problem of drug menace in Punjab. He said, “I will set up a Special Investigation Team to nip the problem in the bud.”

The foolish former CM of Punjab has forgotten that he has not won the election and moreover, in which capacity he will set up a SIT. The ignorant PPCC President is not aware about the Narcotics Control Board which is already working in the state under the headship of an IG level officer.

Amarinder himself had accused former PPCC Chief for his links with drug lords

The former CM has forgotten that he was the first one who had written a letter to the party high command accused his old friend and former PPCC President Partap Bajwa for his links with the militants and drug peddlers.

Amarinder promised Lok Pal, Congress was against Anna movement for Lok Pal

Amarinder Singh was attending an interaction programme with the students in Chandigarh and during the session, he promised the students that he would bring Lok Pal in the state. However, he has forgotten the fact that Congress government was against the Anna Hazare movement in which Hazare had demanded Lok Pal. He has also promised to end nepotism in the Congress party. He himself is promoting his grandson Nirvan Singh and soon he will announce his entry in politics.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.”

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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.