Category: Prashant Kishore

Desperate Amarinder Singh offers Deputy CM seat to Navjot Sidhu

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The Punjab Congress seems to be in the troubled waters as the PPCC President has been showing his desperateness for Sidhu and finally, he is going to offer him the post of Deputy Chief Minister.

According to the sources in the Punjab Congress, the PPCC President Capt Amarinder Singh is still in the vacillating condition for Navjot Singh Sidhu.

The upcoming Punjab assembly polls would be the acid test for the former Chief Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh, as he has already witnessed two consecutive defeats in the last two assembly elections.

So, the desperate Punjab Congress head Amarinder Singh is keen to get the cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu into the party fold. When the former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the Rajya Sabha seat, Amarinder Singh had shown his keenness to get Sidhu into the party.

At that time, he tried to please Sidhu and told that his father was the Congress leader from Patiala. Amarinder also told that he also hails from Sidhu clan. When Sidhu announced his new platform Awaz-e-Punjab, Amarinder took a u-turn and lambasted at Sidhu.

However, the incumbent Punjab Congress head has been desperately changing statements for Sidhu. Sometimes he looks annoyed with Sidhu, but he wants Sidhu’s entry into Punjab Congress so that the party’s chances of winning the polls could be enhanced.

The Punjab Congress has already lost the two assembly elections consecutively in the headship of Amarinder Singh and now the party has been contesting under his leadership for the third time.

Amarinder Singh is confused these days as all programs made by the party’s poll strategist Prashant Kishore has totally failed. So, that’s why Amarinder needs a prominent face because he knows that he alone can’t do anything so that’s why he is showing his desperateness for Navjot Singh Sidhu.

 

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No Federal Ideology in Captain’s Congress!

From the recent elections in the nation, it has been found that people are voting for those parties having strong federal ideology. That is why in both Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, regional parties performed really well and the trend is likely to happen in Punjab where SAD-BJP is the strongest regional party.

The outcome of five latest assembly elections is the last rites of the Congress as the political party in the country. And the speculation is high on the Congress’s funeral would be in Punjab early next year. The election results have even broken the myth of anti-incumbency’s being an important concern. In Punjab, massive and holistic development has created a strong pro-incumbency instead.

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The way Congress party has been decimated it is becoming rock solid that the Akali-BJP alliance has a strong chance to score a hat-trick in Punjab in forthcoming elections.

The Punjab Congress, itself is responsible for such anticipations. Led by Captain Amarinder Singh who is always been in limelight for his arrogant behavior, the Punjab Congress loses all the hopes. It is totally failed to woo the vote bank in the state instead the leaders in the unit verdicts the same. Rising indiscipline, internal rifts and dominating Captain’s attitude make the party’s situation quite miserable.

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The party which is not united itself how it can manage the entire Punjab wholeheartedly. People viewed that Amarinder Singh can even ditch anyone for his own personal benefits. The incumbent President of Punjab can go any measures to reach his own selfish gains.

It is known to everyone that the former PM Rajiv Gandhi had helped Amarinder to enter in Indian National Congress as they both were class fellows. But after the Operation Blue Star and gaining the political momentum, Captain Amarinder had ditched his class mate and left the Congress party with his resignation for Parliament.

He joined SAD in 1984 and left the same in 1992 to form his own political party which was badly defeated. Then finally he begged AICC President Sonia Gandhi and returned to his old party in 1998. So, it clearly shows the dual face of Amarinder Singh!!

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.

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!

Captain followed Modi; hire Kishor as his key election strategist

Game of elections in today’s world of politics can also be taken as ‘business’, where Political consultants besides, electioneering, advise politicians through their five-year term.

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  • Captain imitating Modi
  1. Narendra Modi’s key campaign expert Prashant Kishor is going to handle Punjab Congress upcoming election.
  2. Kishor was the man behind Modi’s much-talked “Chai Pe Charcha” campaign in 2014.
  3. Not just Congress, another political party in Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party is hiring private political consultants too.

It is very well said that Imitation is indeed the best form of flattery. Former Chief Minister and PPCC President Captain Amarinder Singh is emulating the professional electioneering and social media hype used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 for the upcoming 2017 Punjab assembly elections.

Despite of critics saying social media is no substitute for politics and direct contact with voters, numbers of politicians across the Nation are convinced that they need to use social media and benefit from the advice of tech- savvy political consultant if they want to succeed in Political battle.

Prashant Kishor was a former health specialist with the United Nations, who had helped Modi through his hyper-efficient social media campaign.

Kishor, who had also branded the Gujarat model of development, will now sell Captain’s Punjab model after “Coffee with Captain” campaign in Punjab.

It has been widely observed that the services offered by any political consultancy do not only confine to electioneering but they also include ground-level surveys to assess the mood of the voters, drafting manifestos, and even writing speeches for the leaders. Most of the companies or individual strategist, once hired, often works on issues of governance with candidates throughout their five-year term.

Though social media strategy is broadly considered to be a smart and cost-effective way of reaching out to a large number of tech-savvy voters, and is always on the top of the strategists’ list. Even then, it does not ensure party’s win or defeat. 

It would not be wrong to say that ultimately, it is party’s politics that matters. So, Captain in Punjab, who is following Modi’s footstep by hiring Kishor, should stop behaving in autocratic manner and Congress should speak in single tone, like BJP.

References:

http://scroll.in/latest/804341/congress-hires-poll-strategist-prashant-kishor-ahead-of-uttar-pradesh-elections

http://www.business-standard.com/article/politics/can-prashant-kishor-do-it-again-this-time-for-the-congress-116032800032_1.html

 

 

 

Capt Amarinder Singh turned into a special agent

PPCC President will go to US, Canada to “expose AAP” or “meeting AAP leaders”

The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh going to turn himself a Congress agent who would tour to US and Canada especially on the political inspection. It’s not an inspection tour but he would meet the AAP leaders as the Congress and AAP parties are hand in glove with each other.

Amarinder would visit US and Canada for his political honeymoon. As per the information, he is spreading the rumours that he would expose AAP party in US and Canada.

What a stupid idea of “political inspection” in Abroad?

Capt Amarinder Singh had given a statement to media that he would check the activities of AAP party in abroad. Moreover, he would inspect the wrong doing on AAP in abroad. After the proper inspection, the Punjab Congress head will expose AAP in US and Canada. What a stupid idea he has floated among the public? The poll strategist of Congress, Prashant Kishore has gone mad and suggesting such non sense tricks to misguide the public.

Capt forgets that he has to command his party for Punjab polls, not for polls abroad

Capt Amarinder Singh gave his statement that he would go abroad the expose the AAP in front of NRIs. He has forgotten that he would have to command the party for Punjab polls, not for the polls abroad. Instead of spending time in Punjab state, the PPCC President preferred to go abroad with his fake idea of political inspection. The infighting within the party is still on and he has scheduled his tour in US and Canada.

Capt Amarinder will meet AAP leaders, both parties are hand in glove with each other

The foolish idea of political inspection was floated by Kishore to mislead the people of Punjab. The incumbent PPCC President has scheduled his meetings with the AAP leaders in US and Canada so that people could not suspect him. It is now proved that the AAP is the second part of Congress. In a month long tour, the former CM would meet Sucha Singh Chotepur and other leaders including the AAP supremo Arvind Kejirwal.

 

 

 

 

Capt Amarinder to give Rs 600 crore to Prashant Kishore

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What is the source of Capt Amarinder Singh’s income?

After losing twice in Punjab, the former Chief Minister and PPCC president Capt Amarinder Singh has hired a political strategist Prashant Kishore for his poll campaign in 2017.

As per the information, the deal between the former CM and Prashant Kishore struck for Rs 600 crores. The head of Punjab Congress has convinced the party high command for taking the services of Kishore. Later, the Congress party had stepped the word that Kishore’s appointment was done for entire Congress party campaign.

But, the payment would be made by Capt Amarinder Singh’s pocket because this time the former CM would not take risk.

What is the source of Capt Amarinder’s income?

It is learnt that Capt would bear the expenses of Kishore’s heavy fee of Rs 600 crores. A question still rose against the Congress head that how come he would manage to give such a huge amount to the political strategist Kishore. What is the source of Capt Amarinder Singh’s income? The question is astonishing the public of the state as Capt Singh had not disclosed his source of income in the past.

As per the information, the involvement of Kishore is widely criticised by the Congress leadership as the party feels that Kishore is charging too much and he would only work for Capt Amarinder, not for the party.

“A decision has been taken and Prashant will be strategising for Amarinder,” said the source, adding, “It should be clear that he will be running the poll campaign for Amarinder and not for the Congress.”

Punjab vigilance had filed corruption cases against Capt Amrinder

The Punjab vigilance bureau had filed the cases of corruption against the former CM. In 2007 and 2008, two different cases were filed against Capt Amarinder for disproportionate assets. At that time, Capt had blamed his party leaders for pressurising the Punjab government to slap fake cases against him. However, the former CM had faced two cases of corruption and this time, Rs 600 crore fee for a strategist raises questions on Capt Amarinder’s wealth.

Reference:

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/politics/after-denial-kishor-to-manage-capt-amarinder-singhs-campaign/

http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/prashant-kishor-man-behind-modi-nitish-kumars-poll-victories-to-now-help-amarinder-singh_1848125.html

http://www.hindustantimes.com/chandigarh/case-against-amarinder-son/story-gzbShfwtCKE3Z8z1hYaJAK.html