Punjab Congress takes dig at Arvind Kejriwal for changing AAP candidates

The AAP had on Friday changed the party's nomination from Dharamkot by replacing Ranjodh Singh Sran with Daljit Singh Sadarpura.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Published:November 26, 2016 6:35 pm
Kejriwal, Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab Congress, Punjab AAP, Punjab aam aadmi party, Punjab politics, aam aadmi party, AAP, AAP punjab candidates, punjab news, india news According to the Congress leaders, Kejriwal’s “desperation” in the face of his party’s “imminent wipe out” in the Assembly polls was clear. (Source: File)

Punjab Congress on Saturday took a jibe at the AAP supremo for changing his party’s candidates for the upcoming state polls, saying, “The speed with which Arvind Kejriwal is changing his mind on party nominations for the coming Assembly election reflects his mental instability and is a clear sign of the deep-rooted mess in his party.” Taking a dig at the Delhi Chief Minister for changing the AAP candidate from Dharamkot (Moga), a day after replacing Vinod Kumar from Bhoa, Congress leaders said the “excuses” being put forward by Kejriwal’s team for re-allocation of poll tickets smacked of “extreme desperation”, with the party leadership “not even bothered about finding a justifiable reason for the sudden changes”.

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While ticket allocation was an internal matter of any party, the fact that the Dharamkot candidate’s replacement came within hours of Kumar levelling serious allegations of “graft” against the AAP leadership was “suggestive” and raised “suspicions of something being drastically wrong” in the party, alleged Punjab Congress leaders Ranjit K Bhatti, Satpal S Mulewal and Ajit Inder Mofar in a statement issued here.

The fact that Kejriwal himself had been “running away from Punjab on some pretext or the other” further endorsed these suspicions, they said. The AAP had on Friday changed the party’s nomination from Dharamkot by replacing Ranjodh Singh Sran with Daljit Singh Sadarpura. Earlier, the party had replaced Kumar with Amarjit Singh from Bhoa constituency in Pathankot district.

According to the Congress leaders, Kejriwal’s “desperation” in the face of his party’s “imminent wipe out” in the Assembly polls was clearly manifest in his “knee-jerk” reactions regarding ticket allocation as well as his “haphazard” announcements on deputy chief ministership. They alleged that the AAP leader, “in a desperate bid to woo the Dalits in Punjab”, had yesterday announced that the party would have a Dalit deputy chief minister if elected to power.

“Can’t he make up his mind?” asked the Congress leaders, claiming that Kejriwal’s “contradictory and conflicting” statements were typical of his “unstable character” and his “feeble-mindedness”. They recalled how Kejriwal had “backtracked” on his statement on the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, before going “completely mute” on the issue.

“How can anyone trust such a man who has no clarity of mind and who doesn’t know his own stand on anything?” they asked and reiterated Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh’s statement that the AAP and Kejriwal had lost “all moral rights” to contest the Punjab polls.

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    Gursewak
    Nov 26, 2016 at 10:50 pm
    Complete nonsense allegations from App to take ticket back from Dr. Ranyodh Singh Sran and replacing it with Daljit Singh Sadarpura for Dharamkot seat in Moga. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;A close alliance of Bhagwant Mann, Daljit Singh joined App on April 1, 2016 vs. Dr. Ranyodh Singh who has been working with the party from the beginning. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;AAP is being manited by oligarchs (Daljit Singh Sadarpura) or a few people who are thirsty of power and wealth of our state (Bhagwant Mann).lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Core leadership of AAP should think about promoting unity among its volunteers rather than causing them to divide and have meaningless fights. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Arvind Kejriwal should walk his talk and inspire his people/volunteers through his actions. He need to make sure that his promises are done and not broken. He should preserve the trust and confidence given to him by the people. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Complete report can be seen from Dr. Ranyodh Sran's facebook page about his day to day activities () ... he is/was THE most active candidate in his consuency. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Shame on Gurpreet Ghuggi and Bhagwant Mann for these false allegations
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      Rajdeep Singh
      Nov 28, 2016 at 3:15 pm
      CONGRESS IS IN SUCH SHAMBLES THAT IT IS UNABLE TO ANNOUNCE ITS CANDIDATES WHILE AAP HAS ANNOUNCED 90 OF ITS. REMEMBER EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM. RATHER THAN POKING INTO CANDIDATURES OF AAP, CONGRESS SHOULD SET THEIR HOUSE IN ORDER. LAST ELECTIONS 2012 SAME THING HAPPENED, THEY LOST THE ELECTIONS THEY WERE FAVORITES. AAP IS A FORMIDABLE OPPONENT, UNDERMINING THEM WILL BE A BER. INFACT LATEST TURNOUTS AT AAP RALLIES MAKE THEM HOT FAVORITES
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        Venkataraman Jagadesan
        Nov 26, 2016 at 1:22 pm
        A FAKE LEADER WHO SHOT TO LIMELIGHT TO FAME ON INDIA AGAINST CORRUPTION IS NOW NECK DEEP IN CORRUPTION AND THAT IS WHAT MR KUMAR HAD SAID AND HE HAS BEEN REMOVED. AAP CAME IN TO EXISTENCE BECAUSE OF CONGRESS MISRULE AT DELHI AND THE ANARCHIST WHO REPLACED THEM ARE WORST THAN THEM. Jai HInd.
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          Pavan
          Nov 28, 2016 at 7:14 am
          Lets wait and see what you say when AAP wins Punjab and performs. I will question you back and see if you have logic or even guts to speak.
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