Another Congress infighting? LoP Pratap Bajwa says 'Poisonous thumb should be chopped off' in veiled attack on Sidhu
During the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) meeting in Jalandhar, LoP Pratap Bajwa launched a veiled attack on Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu-
It seems like all is not well within the Punjab Congress and once again Navjot Singh Sidhu is at the epicenter of a controversy. On Wednesday, during the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) meeting in Jalandhar, LoP Pratap Bajwa launched a veiled attack on Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu. Without taking Congress leader Navjot Sidhu's name, Pratap Bajwa stated that a poisoned thumb must be amputated before it starts affecting the entire body. Bajawa said this during the meeting where Congress in-charge Devendra Yadav was present. In fact, Devendra Yadav assured the Punjab Congress leaders that the High Command would take action against any of its leaders be it senior or junior if he or she disrupts the discipline of the party.
As per reports, Devendra Yadav said, "Most of the workers in Punjab complain that action is taken only against small leaders who break discipline and not against big leaders. This does not happen in Congress. Whatever I have seen during my visit to Punjab, I will tell the party high command. No leader has the right to break party discipline. Be it a big leader or a small one."
Thereafter, Pratap Singh Bajwa said, "When the thumb is filled with poison, it should be amputated, otherwise the leg may have to be amputated later. This will cause more damage."
As per reports, Congress in-charge Devendra Yadav reached Congress Bhawan to hold a meeting of leaders in search of a candidate for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat. Most of the leaders in the meeting reportedly proposed late MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary's wife Prof. Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary to be the candidate. However, some leaders also proposed the name of former Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi. At present no one's name has been finalized.
Notably, Devendra Yadav also reacted to AAP's decision to fight the Lok Sabha Elections alone. Yadav said that we are holding meetings with senior leaders of Punjab and leaders working at the ground level. Whatever equations there will be after the meeting, we will tell it to the leadership sitting in Delhi. After which all decisions will be taken.