Category: Punjab polls 2007
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.
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:
- 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.
PPCC President has turned to be a savior for his party members. Recently, Congress MLA Tarlochan Singh Soondh hurled a shoe at revenue minister of the opposition party during the last session of assembly for which he had to face a lot of criticism from all over the country. However, a day after this incident, Amarinder Singh- The Savior, appeared to justify the action of his MLA and said,” Our legislator got emotional and reacted,”
This is not for the first time when Captain Amarinder Singh has given clean chit to his party members, before this he defended alleged perpetrator of Sikh genocide that happened in 1984, Jagdish Tytler by saying, “I am not the CBI, I am not the court. I am telling you what I saw, and felt. I was in Delhi, and went to all the camps, and everyone I met took all these names that I have told you, except Jagdish Tytler. When did Jagdish Tytler’s name come up? It came up when he was fighting Madan Lal Khurana in Delhi, and that was months later.”
Also, when Kamal Nath resigned from the position of general secretary in Punjab Congress, Captain came out for his defense. “Even if Kamal Nath would have been there as in-charge, there would have been nothing on the party. There would have been nothing. Things have changed,” he said. He defended the present general secretary Asha Kumari also, who faced opposition in Punjab due to the land grabbing case.
Not just his party members, he showed his love of “clean chits” to the rebelled members of the other parties as well. Here, we are talking about Succha Singh Chottepur, PPCC president defended and gave the clean chit to the ex- convener of AAP by saying that he had an “untarnished record of 40 years in public life”.
So, next time when you commit a mistake but don’t want to accept it, consult PPCC president, Captain Amarinder Singh, he would be happy to give you “CLEAN CHIT”. Don’t hurry, this offer is not limited.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not because of the victorious rallies or the successful campaigns but Congress is gaining the public attention because of the “ridiculous comments” of its own party workers. If it is a new way of Congress to get prepared for the upcoming elections 2017 or what, we are definitely confused.
In the recent speech, President of the Indian youth Congress, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, claimed to have done the entire arrangements to make sure that “all the boys” of his regions get “married” on “time”.
Yes..!! This might sound weird but that is something he seems to be really concerned about. While discussing the “achievements” of Punjab Congress and making 1000’s of promises to the people of Punjab for the elections, Mr. Warring diverted the topic to the really different section i.e. Marriage. He stated that he would make sure that none of the boys of his regions remains “unmarried” for long. Moreover, he ensured to bring the “brides” all the way from Rajasthan for those who are facing difficulties in finding the one. He further added that he can also provide the Innova cars (properly decorated with ribbons and fresh flowers) to bring the bride home. He ensured the parents of the grooms that they need not to worry about anything when Mr. Warring and Congress are there.
Mr. Warring started his political career at the age of 37 as block chief of Youth Congress in 2000. Also served the position of DP in 2002, he was appointed as All-India Youth Congress general secretary in the year 2009. He is quite famous for his outraged, straightforward, and outspoken nature. But it seems that he has forgotten his role as a politician and making any XYZ statements in hope that people would love it. We have no idea if statements like these are given to lure the youngsters, but we surely wonder if they really work.
Anyways, let us see if these are “tricks” for Congress. They do not want to miss anything to get the votes this time, (may be).
Hell serious they are, we must say..!!
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.”
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.
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.
Punjab Congress would allocate tickets to richest young faces
In his last political innings, the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Capt Amarinder Singh would give preference to youth in 2017 Punjab elections.
But don’t trust the words of former Punjab CM as only the richest young faces would be the blue eyed boys of Amarinder Singh in the polls. Those who would give maximum funding to the Punjab Congress head would get the opportunity to contest the polls.
Amarinder said, “Youth (leaders) will certainly be given preference while selecting the candidates.”
Kishore advised Amarinder to bet on youth, sell the tickets to rich young faces
In Punjab, around 70 per cent of the state’s population is below 40 so he would kill two birds with a single stone. He would sell the tickets to the rich candidates having strong financial backing as he knows that the youth in the state is excited to enter in the political arena, especially the sons of richest landlords.
Capt Amarinder selecting the candidates in “Coffee with Captain” programme
As per the information, Capt Amarinder Singh has been charging Rs 10 lakh for sharing the podium during his “Coffee with Captain” programme. The programme is designed by his poll strategist Prashant Kishore so that the party could make a list of the richest young faces. The top richest young candidates would be selected for the allocation of assembly seats.
Capt Amarinder earlier gave post of NSUI Punjab to the richest student
Before the 2012 Punjab polls, Capt Amarinder Singh had sold the post of Punjab NSUI president to Gobind Khatra. Khatra belongs from one of the richest families among the state. Khatra had gifted a Mercedes SUV to Amarinder for his poll campaign. Moreover, they both had struck a deal of supporting each other in politics. Amarinder had taken Khatra along with him during his official meetings with AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi.
Amarinder to expel the former deputy speaker
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.