Rift in Punjab Cong after Assembly poll debacle
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Rift in Punjab Cong after Assembly poll debacle
Last Updated: Thursday, March 08, 2012, 00:23
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New Delhi: Dissidence in Congress in Punjab came to the fore in the wake of the party's debacle in the assembly polls with a former stat unit chief today demanding an emergency meeting of the PCC to go into the causes.

In a statement, Virendra Kataria, former MP, said that PCC chief Amarinder Singh should call such a meeting as Punjab was the "most winnable state" for the party which has witnessed a "humiliating defeat".

Wondering as to how the state leadership "squandered victory assets" of the Punjab Congress, he apprehended that if such a meeting is not held then the PCC President will only offer to the party high command the explanation of defeat "rather than an account of individual lapses".

"Let the Congress President be apprised by the entire Punjab Congress instead of a Congress defeat report prepared by the PCC Chief only," he said.

In Punjab, Congress wanted to ride the anti-incumbency wave but was handed down a shock defeat by the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP.

The defeat in Punjab was a setback for the party as the leadership had gone to the extent of declaring senior leader Amarinder Singh as the chief ministerial candidate, something rare in Congress.

AICC has been quick to blame the "laxity and overconfidence" of the state organisation for the poor result which it dubbed as a "setback".

The defeat was all the more shocking as Punjab has the tradition of never repeating the incumbent government.

PTI

 
First Published: Thursday, March 08, 2012, 00:23
 
 

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BRIJ - NEWYORK
SOON THIS WILL END UP ALL OVER.
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Gurpreet Singh - Amritsar
main reasons for defeat of congress in assembly was.... 1. late declaring of name of candidates... 2. changing name of candidates for the seats after there declaration... 3. choice of candidates are wrong on certain seats... 4. giving seats to the relatives of certain strong leaders instead of giving seat to the deserving candidates of that areas....and out of them only partap singh bajwa`s wife won and other all lost the election 5. rebels... 6. infighting of congress leaders of the area..... 7. party should gave tickets to those candidates who remained in the halqa for 5 years and stand with peoples in there good and bad times... for example ramanjeet singh sikkie mla of congress from khadur sahib constituency who won the election against ranjit singh bharampura cabinet manister of sad...and there more examples like this..... 8. people of punjab had voted against the attitude of certain senior leaders of congress party....and not in favour of sad... and there r many more reasons which can be discussed....... there is need to improve upon very shortly as lok sabha election is due in 2014 and much work is to be done before that.....
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