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.