Punjab: Leaders criticising each other in public

Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh cautioned party leaders against criticising each other and the leadership in public.

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress President
Amarinder Singh and Party`s in-charge for state affairs
Gulchain Singh Charak on Monday cautioned party leaders against
criticising each other and the leadership in public, saying
such activities will invite strong disciplinary actions.

Commenting to some party leaders gunning for him in the
wake of Congress` defeat in Punjab polls, Amarinder said while
they were free to raise their voice within the party, strict
disciplinary action will be taken against those making
statements through the media.

"There are explicit orders of the Congress President in
this regard, which say if anyone has any grievance he/she can
approach her, if she is not available then the party general
secretary concerned, or me," he said addressing a press

He said any act of party indiscipline will be viewed

To a question, Amarinder said he will continue to hold
the post of state Congress chief as long as the party high
command desires.

Meanwhile, Charak said he came across various newspaper
reports in which certain party leaders had gone public and
criticised the party leadership.

He said party leaders were welcome to meet him or other
AICC leaders and raise the issue with them but they must not
go public about these.

"Going public on the party issue amounts to gross
indiscipline and anti party activity which will invite action
against such leaders under party rules," Charak said in a
statement here.

He said the party rank and file must put up a strong and
united front to maintain and boost the morale of the workers
who really worked very hard during the elections.

"Our leaders should perform the role of an effective
opposition as is expected of them by the party and their
supporters in fighting against the anti-people and anti-state
policies of the Akali-BJP government," he said.