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Punjab Congress Infighting: 10 MLAs Ask High Command to Not Let Down Amarinder Singh

New Delhi: 10 Congress MLAs in a statement urged the party high command to not let Captain Amarinder Singh down amid the infighting in the Punjab unit. They added that it was due to the “unrelenting efforts” of the Punjab CM that the Congress party is well established in the state. The MLAs said though… Continue reading Punjab Congress Infighting: 10 MLAs Ask High Command to Not Let Down Amarinder Singh

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Ex Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh (PTI Photo/ File)

New Delhi: 10 Congress MLAs in a statement urged the party high command to not let Captain Amarinder Singh down amid the infighting in the Punjab unit. They added that it was due to the “unrelenting efforts” of the Punjab CM that the Congress party is well established in the state.

The MLAs said though the objective of the high command was the appointment of the PCC Chief however at the same time “washing dirty linen in public has only decreased the party graph during the last couple of months”.

The MLAs added that it was due to the Singh that the Congress had managed to come back into power in the state after the 1984 Blue Star operation and the riots that followed Indira Gandhi’s assassination.

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They said that Capt. Amarinder Singh commanded immense respect across different sections of the society in the state, particularly the farmers for whom he even endangered his chair as CM while passing the 2004 Termination of Waters Agreement Act.

The MLAs pointed out that he had tendered his resignation as a Member Parliament from Patiala after the attack on Darbar Sahib in 1984 and had similarly resigned as Agriculture Minister from the Barnala Cabinet in 1986,after Operation Black Thunder which showed his character.

In addition, he was also a victim of vendetta politics at the hands of the Badal family for filing corruption and disproportionate assets cases against them in his first tenure as Chief Minister.

They also pointed out that these activities will hurt the party’s prospects in the state assembly elections which are less than a year away.

Offering a  word of caution to Navjot Singh Sidhu the MLAs said that he was a great asset to the party but his comments in the public have only created a rift within the party.

The joint statement was given by Harminder Singh Gill, MLA Patti, Fateh Bajwa, MLA Qadian, Gurpreet Singh GP, MLA Bassi Pathana, Kuldip Singh Vaid, MLA Gill, Balwinder Singh Laddi, MLA Shrihargobindpur, Santokh Singh Bhalaipur, MLA Baba Bakala, Joginderpal, MLA Bhoa, Jagdev Singh Kamalu, MLA Maur, Pirmal Singh Khalsa, MLA Bhadaur, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, MLA Bholath.