The New Indian Express
Chandigarh: Senior Congress leader Balbir Singh Sidhu has accused the Congress of its personal self-inflicted defeat in Punjab.
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Balbir Singh Sidhu, Former Punjab Minister and Senior Congress Leader
Commenting on the get together’s defeat in the Punjab meeting elections, Sidhu mentioned the get together’s expectations started to decline from the day Sunil Jakhar joined the Congress 4 years in the past when outsider Navjot Singh Sidhu joined the Congress. Congress made one blunder after one other. The removing of Amarinder Singh as chief minister is a serious setback. He claimed that this in the end led to the whole collapse of the get together and the federal government.
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He was ousted from the submit of Chief Minister after a bitter feud between Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu final yr. The get together’s third mistake is Sunil Jakhar’s refusal to appoint a chief minister as a result of he’s a Hindu, regardless of the help and secular character and tradition of a lot of the get together legislators. If Congress had believed in the politics of faith, Giani Jail Singh wouldn’t have been president, ”mentioned Dr. Manmohan Singh was not Prime Minister and Buta Singh was not Home Minister. After all, Charanjit Singh Channi, who had a fortune tally with the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Punjab People’s Party earlier than becoming a member of the Congress, was once more not a real Congressman. He was given the CM place, although. Balbir Sidhu asserted that the autumn of the Congress and the federal government was a serious motive for its fall.
Another deadly mistake of the Congress management is the truth that the get together arbitrarily denied tickets to senior and skilled leaders like Amrik Singh Dhillon, Jagmohan Singh Kang, Ajaib Singh Bhatti and Kewal Singh Dhillon. It is unusual and stunning that the get together appears to be in the race of repeating one blunder after one other to trigger its personal destruction. Before the appointment of Navjot Singh Sidhu because the Chairman of the Punjab Area Congress Committee, everybody had a consensus that the Congress would repeat itself in 2022. But the decline of the Congress started the day after Navjot Sidhu took over as PCC president. The get together made no efforts to management them. Congress constituencies have been left open to the opposition. The means the Punjab Congress chief and the chief minister engaged in open-air arguments put the get together in a state of “civil war.”
“People have been bored with this civil conflict and determined to train us a lesson. The language used in the course of the Navjot Sidhu and Channi marketing campaign was opposed by a big group of voters. He mentioned that a few of the neighborhood opposed and so they voted towards the Congress not solely in Punjab but in addition in Uttar Pradesh.
Instead of taking accountability, those that are accountable are “shamelessly” glorifying themselves as having received the “Paramvira Chakra”. Former ministers have blamed these accountable for the defeat, ensuring that the Congress get together doesn’t get misplaced.
In the Punjab elections, the Aam Aadmi Party has emerged because the seat of energy by defeating the Congress and the SAD-BSP alliance, securing 92 out of 117 seats.