Tag: Amarinder Singh

AICC questions Amarinder for favoring turncoats

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Capt Amarinder Singh has been facing the heat of AICC for favoring the turncoats. The AICC has questioned Amarinder for favoring the turncoats in the party. The party leaders revolted against the PPCC President for inviting turncoats and promising them the party tickets.

The Central Election Committee headed by AICC President Sonia Gandhi raised questioned over the selection of turncoats for assembly seats. The matter was raised by Rajya Sabha MP’s Partap Singh Bajwa, Shamsher Singh Dullo and Santokh Chaudhry.

The Rajya Sabha MP’s met Rahul Gandhi and warned him about Amarinder’s favors to political turncoats. Shamsher Singh Dullo met Sonia Gandhi and informed her about the situation of the party in Punjab. Dullo told that Amarinder ignored the sincere and hard workers.

In the CEC meeting, the name of former SAD legislator Inderbir Singh Bolaria for party ticket raised a storm in the meeting. The AICC President and senior leadership questioned that why Bolaria’s name was inducted in the probable candidate’s name.

Bolaria was questioned by Enforcement Directorate in the famous drug trafficking case. Shiromani Akali Dal expelled him because of his misconduct in the party. Amarinder inducted him and promised him the party ticket.

Another apple of discord was Navjot Kaur Sidhu, the former SAD legislator. Amarinder inducted Sidhu’s bane in the probable list. Another former SAD legislator Pargat Singh’s name was also questioned by AICC.

A source in the CEC said that a senior leader shouted when a member read out the name of Sarwan Singh Phillaur in the probable’s list. The leader questioned that why the name of Phillaur, who’s son faced ED probe in connection with Bhola drug racket case.

The senior Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi lambasted at Amarinder’s move. He told that if the political turncoats were not useful for their old parties then how come they would help Punjab Congress.

The list of the candidates was supposed to announce on December 8 but now the screening committee will meet on December 13. The delay in the Punjab Congress list will definitely affect the party in the upcoming Punjab polls.



Congress list delayed due to the infighting within the party

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The Punjab Congress is busy combating the internal opposition on some prominent seats between its high-profile leaders. It seems the party has only worried about the allocation of tickets on some key posts rather than focusing on polls.

The party is totally confused over the finalizing of the candidates as the party is trying to stop the infighting of leadership.

All political parties have already announced the list of their candidates and only Congress delaying the list over the infighting within the party.  Sonia Gandhi presided a meeting of Central Election Committee and cleared a majority of candidates. However, she didn’t clear some prominent seats because of the infighting within the party leaders for seats.

In Ludhiana, the two strong contenders are former Union Minister, Manisht Tewari and sitting MP Ravneet Bittu. Tewari didn’t contest the general elections from Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat. The infighting within Tewari and Bittu is on because of Ludhiana East seat. Bittu supporting Ludhiana West MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu and both are opposing Tewari’s name.

The fighting on Bhatinda Urban seat is another case in Punjab Congress. The contest is between two former state ministers, Surinder Singla and Manpreet Badal. Both are the strong contenders but only one will get the ticket. Two different lobbies are trying to convince the leadership to clear the name of the candidate.

The party is confused over the Samana seat where the former minister Lal Singh is seeking ticket for his son. However, Capt Amarinder Singh wants the ticket to be allocated to Harinder Mann, a confidant of PPCC head.

The final decision for the Derabassi and Phillaur seat is also pending. There is also resistance to dropping of some sitting MLAs over poor survey reports. But, the delay in the list will invite more trouble for the party as the number of rebels will increase day by day.

Meet the ‘thug’ of Punjab Congress, the PPCC Chief


Punjab Congress claims to be an honest party but the IT department exposed the ‘thug’ who is PPCC President. Amarinder Singh who pretend himself a well wisher of Punjab looted the wealth of the state from 2002-2007.

The Income Tax Department had found various accounts in foreign banks owned by his son Raninder Singh. The department had called Amarinder for questioning and the PPCC head gave ‘wrong statement’ to defend his son.

As per the latest information, the department filed prosecution complaint against him in a tax evasion case. The PPCC President and his son didn’t disclose the untaxed foreign assets to the department. After the investigation, the department came to know that the both father and son have untaxed foreign assets.

The former CM has been charged under section 277 of the I-T Act (false statement in verification) and IPC sections 176 (omission to give notice or information to public servant by person legally bound to give it), 177 (furnishing false information), 193 (punishment for false evidence) and 199 (false statement made in declaration which is by law receivable as evidence).

In the complaint, the I-T department said during its investigations Amarinder Singh was “found to be the beneficiary” of a trust and other properties owned and created by his son Raninder in abroad. The complaint further mentioned that when questioned about these, Amarinder gave a “false statement on oath” about the ownership of these assets.

The department has sufficient proofs of Amrinder’s involvement in the creation of trusts in abroad. But, he didn’t reveal the information to the department. Raninder Singh has been facing the same complaint registered by the IT department.

The sources in the department disclosed that the complaint is equillent to the charge sheet filed by police. So, the PPCC head may face the trouble for evasion of Income Tax. When Amarinder was the CM of Punjab, he kept the statement money in his foreign accounts. Moreover, he lavishly spent the money on his lavish life style. He had also gifted a costly flat to Aroosa Alam in Dubai and a bungalow in Pakistan in 2007.



Punjab Congress heading towards its doomsday


The PPCC President Capt Amarinder Singh has been duping the people by promising them lucrative incentives. He has been making false promises to the people.

Amarinder Singh making tall claims to Punjabis as per the directions given by his poll strategist Prashant Kishore. He has promised the youth to give 50 lakh smart phones with one year of free data and calling facility. It’s only an illusion as this is hardly possible to give 50 lakh smart phones if Congress forms the government.

A smart phone costs around Rs 5000 to Rs 7000 and if the party buys 50 lakhs phones, the cost will cross billions. He has just befooled the youth by offering a stupid idea. He has started another program designed by Prashant Kishore ‘Har Ghar Ton Ikk Captain’ with the promise of one job in every family backed by an interim unemployment allowance and weaning the state’s youth away from drugs.

He had promised the people of Punjab in 2002 that if the party forms the government, he would give employment. However, nothing had done so far in this regard during the regime of Amarinder Singh. Prashant Kishore has designed so many programs but all failed to woo the people of Punjab. And now the failed politician tried to bait the people by launching another program ‘Har Ghar to Ikk Captain’.

Captain Amarinder Singh’s new slogan ‘Captain ne saun chukki, har ghar ikk naukri pakki’ will be proved a disaster. He didn’t fulfill his promises when he was the Chief Minister of Punjab. He also promised the farmers to waive off the bad loans. The report card of Amarinder Singh as CM depicted that he didn’t make any pro-people policy. Moreover, he looted the wealth of Punjab and put it in his various bank accounts in Switzerland.

The former MP has used all the formulas to improve his political image but he failed. The party has already witnessed two consecutive defeats in the assembly polls. It seems the Punjab Congress is completely directionless and heading towards its dooms day.



Amarinder Singh dumped the people of Amritsar, resigned from Lok Sabha


The people of Amritsar felt cheated by their Member Parliament Amarinder Singh who submitted his resignation on Thursday over the issue of SYL. The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President tried to pretend himself as a true well-wisher of Punjabis. However, he has ditched the people of Amritsar who trusted him in the general elections.

When the people of Patiala elected him as their representative for the Punjab assembly in 2012, he remained absent from the assembly sessions and even in the parliament, his attendance during the sessions recorded six percent.

An absentee in both assembly and parliament, Amarinder failed to raise the issues pertaining to his constituencies. So, how come a politician who preferred to relax instead of attending session will be the well-wisher of the Punjabis?

He has also dumped the people of Amritsar as there is no MP in the Amritsar constituency and moreover, the by election is too far in the constituency. So, it means the political ambition is very much important for Amarinder Singh as he has nothing to do with the people of Amritsar.

There was no need to submit the resignation from the parliament as he would have found other ways to protest against SYL verdict. Hence, it is proved that Amarinder Singh is an over ambitious politician.


Desperate Amarinder Singh offers Deputy CM seat to Navjot Sidhu


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.



Punjab Congress leader had promised to open opium vends in Punjab

Capt Amrinder Singh

Capt Amarinder Singh, the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, has forgotten that his aide and Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Bhullar had promised that if the party formed the government in Punjab, the opium vends would be opened in Punjab.

Bhullar had promised to open poppy husk and opium outlets in Punjab if Congress formed a government in 2017 polls. Bhullar had made the statement in front of Amarinder during a rally.

The entire Punjabi community would be shocked to hear that the Congress leader had given the statement in front of Capt Amarinder Singh.

Bhullar made the statement in a public rally which was also attended by Punjab Pradesh Congress head, Capt Amarinder Singh at Amarkot in 2015. Sukhpal Singh Bhullar is a staunch supporter of Capt Amarinder Singh.

Bhullar had stated that poppy husk and opium vends would save the people of Punjab. When media had asked him the question regarding his absurd statement, Bhullar said, “The opium and poppy husk vends would save the lives of people as poppy husk and opium were the best options for curing the different diseases.”

Bhullar had said, “The only way to get rid of heroine is to legalise it. The US did the same. The drugs being produced illegally are impure which are killing Punjab youths.”

How such leaders who favoured the drugs would bring revolution in the state?

The Congress party is boasting that it would eliminate the drug menace from the state if the party forms the government. However, the statement of Capt Amarinder and his aide, Bhullar differ. It seems that party is directionless over the issue of drugs.

On the one hand, Amarinder claiming that he would eliminate drugs and on another, Bhullar demanding the opening of liquor vends. How such leaders would bring revolution in the state. The Congress party has been moving towards its end in the state.


Punjab Congress confused, making campaigns after campaigns

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Newly-elected Amritsar MP Capt Amarinder Singh in Sector 10 of Chandigarh on Monday, May 26 2014. Express photo by Sumit Malhotra

The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has been making campaigns after campaigns as confusion prevailed within the party for making a concrete strategy for the upcoming Punjab assembly polls.

The AICC had signed the prominent poll strategist Prashant Kishore for the political makeover of Punjab Congress and Uttar Pradesh Congress. However, the poll strategist Kishore completely failed to gain grounds in Punjab as the party is affected with the factionalism within the leadership and workers.

Kishore had designed the program, ‘Coffee with Captain’ which drew flak as the youngsters started asking him the questions regarding his absenteeism in assembly and parliament.

Another programme, ‘Halke Da Captain’ didn’t fetch the crowd, and ‘Punjab Congress Express’ derailed in the state. Finally, the Punjab Congress is all set to kick off its farmer outreach campaign to reach out to each and every farmer from October 12.

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Captain Amarinder Singh said in the first phase – from October 12 to October 25, party workers will engage with more than 25 lakh households.

The party will establish direct contact with 75 lakh voters, reaching out to more than two crore people in this period. Amarinder played farmer card to woo the farmers of Punjab. He said that if the party forms the government, the farmers would be waived off from their all farm debts.

It is evident that the former Chief Minister of Punjab had done nothing for the welfare of the farmers in his five years regime. Farmers held protests during his tenure as Punjab Chief Minister.

It seems the Punjab Congress has been struggling hard to gain the grounds in Punjab politics. The party has been coming out with some programmes to reach out the masses, but programmes failed to woo the voters of Punjab.





Capt Amarinder Singh changes his colours like chameleon

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The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Capt Amarinder Singh has been changing his colours on Navjot Singh Sidhu. Currently, he has come out with the statement that Sidhu can join the Congress without the riders.

He also raised questions at Sidhu’s credibility to change the 120-year-old history of Congress party. He said that party is willing to take him if he joins unconditionally.

When the cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu had resigned from the post of Rajya Sabha MP, the PPCC President told that Sidhu could adhere to the party and the doors of the party would always remain open for him.

At that time Amarinder Singh had also stated that Sidhu’s father was his friend and he is from Sidhu clan. He had appreciated the move of Sidhu’s resignation from the Rajya Sabha.

However, Sidhu announced a platform ‘Awaz-e-Punjab’ and Amarinder had changed his stance for Sidhu. He told that Sidhu is a misguided missile and the platform would result in a failure.

Amarinder Singh even remarked that who knew Sidhu in Punjab and Punjab Congress didn’t bother that whether Sidhu formed his political outfit.

Currently, Amarinder changed his colours as he told that Sidhu could join Congress unconditionally. Amarinder Singh has lost his direction as he is altering his statements for Sidhu.

However, the statements of Amarinder proved that he is keen to induct Sidhu he gets a green signal from the former BJP MP.


Capt Amarinder Singh using cheap tactics to woo party workers


Capt Amarinder Singh has come up with a new trick to woo party workers and told that the candidates who filed the applications for the tickets would be given the chairmanships of various boards if they withdraw their application and help the contesting candidate in winning the election.

He told the applicants to withdraw their applications and work for the probable candidate in the constituency. The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee had announced that the selection criteria for the candidates of the party in the upcoming assembly polls would be done by shortlisting the application of the right candidates. The party had invited the application for the selection criteria from party workers.

However, the application procedure was a trick to please the party workers as it was pre-planned that the blue-eyed boys of Amarinder Singh will get the tickets. And now Amarinder Singh has indirectly told the applicants to withdraw their applications, and he would offer them chairmanship if the party forms the government.

In 2012, the Punjab Congress witnessed the defeat because Amarinder Singh gave tickets to his confidants and the rebels in the party acted against the party. The Congress leader Deepinder Dhillon was denied the party ticket from Derabassi constituency. He left the party and contested independently. Dhillon lost the election, but he got 50,000 votes. He had re-joined the party when he got assurance from Amarinder that in the upcoming assembly polls, he would be the party’s candidate from Derabassi seat.

There were so many cases of party rebels who acted against the party and Amarinder Singh. The Punjab Congress head has played a stunt this time so that he could successfully give tickets to his confidants.

As per the information, hundreds of applicants filled the applications for the party tickets and supposed if they withdraw their applications, is it possible for Amarinder to adjust all if he forms the government. It seems Amarinder Singh has not lost only the vision but wisdom too.