Moments before Captian Amarinder Singh was removed as the Punjab Congress president on Tuesday,party MLA Randeep Nabha while replying to the showcause notice against him said that no such notice could be issued to him by virtue of his being a member of the AICC.
The only power to issue such notice to vests with the Congress president or with the chairman of the central disciplinary action committee according to the partys constitution, he said in his reply,also mailed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
Due to family values inculcated in me,I do not wish to get personal considering your (Amarinder) age and position. About who is causing shame to whom,least said the better. People living in glass houses should refrain from throwing stones on others, Nabha said in his reply.
Regarding campaigning in the Moga bypoll,Nabha said he was present there for two days (February 20-21) despite his ill health. I am an occasional golfer. The unfortunate incident at Chandigarh Golf Club,which you have mentioned in showcause notice,was a sad incident… you seem to be using it as a tool to malign my image, the letter,which also had pictures of his campaigning attached to it,stated.
The party lost the Moga bypoll,instead of taking blame on yourself and the coterie around you for gross mismanagement in elections you started targeting senior Congress leaders selectively to divert the attention from the reasons of the defeat. The party lost in the Moga city after a long span,which is a stronghold of the Congress… Can the PPCC president reply why only a selected few were issued showcause notice when his own son who contested Parliament and Assembly elections Raninder Singh ( Tikku ),did not turn up even once in Moga bypoll? Why the policy of pick and choose? he added.
I personally think that you should self introspect the loss and take onus for the loss. I think if you would have placed your house in order first,the party in Punjab would not have suffered two successive defeats in the 2007 and 2012 Assembly elections by personally visiting all 117 segments, the letter reads.