Punjab polls: Congress hits out at ‘indecisive’ Arvind Kejriwal

A statement by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee said the "excuses" being given by Kejriwal's team for re-allocation of tickets "speak of extreme desperation" of party leadership.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Published:November 26, 2016 6:46 pm
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The speed with which AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal is changing party candidates for the upcoming Punjab Assembly polls speaks of his desperation and mental instability, state Congress unit charged on Saturday. Taking a dig at AAP for replacing its Dharamkot and Bhoa candidates after they accused the leadership of graft in ticket distribution, the Congress unit said, “The development reflects his mental instability and is a clear sign of the deep-rooted mess in the party.”

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A statement by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee leaders Ranjit K Bhatti, Satpal S Mulewal and Ajit Inder Mofar said the “excuses” being given by Kejriwal’s team for re-allocation of tickets “speak of extreme desperation” of party leadership.

“While ticket allocation is an internal matter of any party, the fact that the Dharamkot candidate’s replacement came within hours of Moga candidate Vinod Kumar, making serious allegations of graft against AAP leadership, is suggestive and raises suspicions of something drastically wrong with the party,” it said.

AAP had on Saturday changed party’s nomination from Dharamkot by replacing Ranjodh Singh Sran with Daljit Singh Sadarpura. It had also replaced Vinod Kumar with Amarjit Singh from Bhoa constituency.

The Congress leaders alleged that 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 on ticket allocation.

They also recalled how Kejriwal had “backtracked” on the Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) issue before going “completely mute” on the matter.

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    bullet 4
    Nov 26, 2016 at 5:49 pm
    THE CORRUPT VERMIN IN PUNJABs POLICE ALSO NEED TO BE DEALT WITH.IT MATTERS NOT IF MR ARORA IS POLICE CHIEF OR SAINI BEFORE HIM.THE VERY FACT THIS FORCE WHICH CRUSHED THE VIOLENT TERRORIST MOVEMENT OF the 80s AND EARLY 90s YET IN THE LAST OVER 10 YEARS CANT EVEN DEAL WITH NORMAL POLICING AND FAILs TO ACT AGAINST PERSONS WITH INFLUENCE WHO THINK THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING WITH THE PATRONAGE OF BADALs FAMILY PARTY.SAYs IT ALL.
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      Manmohan Singh
      Nov 26, 2016 at 3:18 pm
      Even in the past, parties have changed candidates. The voters will decide who is competent to steer Punjab out of the present mess. lt;br/gt;Our political leaders can avoid the language being used by them. lt;br/gt;May Waheguru bless Punjabi voters to elect only the best candidates.
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        SUNIL
        Nov 26, 2016 at 5:17 pm
        Only a seasoned Party Can form the next govt in the punjab in 2017 To undo the damage of the Badal Party and there gang who have Hushed up crimes Like rape,fraud,drugs,Land and sand grabbing Promoting The Liquor business which in turn Promotes Anti social Behaviour in society. Capt singh and congress Will need to Address these issues with a Firm hand.
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