Raninder defends father Amarinder Singh

Ludhiana: Raninder Singh, who had unsuccessfully contested the recent Punjab assembly polls, on Saturday came in strong defence of his father and PCC chief Amarinder Singh, saying it was not fair to put blame on him alone for Congress' poor electoral show.

Raninder, who lost in Samana constituency, called for complete unity in the rank and file of the party and not to be lost in the maze of mutual mudslinging or bickering.

The debacle suffered by Congress in the elections needs introspection, he said adding "it is not time for raising accusing fingers at one or the other at this crucial hour when we are going to face elections once again including the municipal corporations and the 2014 Lok Sabha polls," Raninder told reporters here.

Raninder was here in connection with a court appearance in the multi-crore Ludhiana City Centre (LCC) scam in which he, along with his father and brother-in-law Ramminder Singh 'Richhi' are among the accused.

Ever since Congress' defeat, Amarinder's detractors have been training the guns at him and asking him to step down as PCC chief.