Factional feud in the Punjab unit of Congress today came in the open with a senior party leader seeking state unit chief Amarinder Singh’s resignation in the wake of Congress’ defeat in the assembly polls.
“Amarinder must resign on moral grounds after Congress party’s debacle in the Assembly polls,” former minister and senior party leader Avtar Singh Brar, who lost to Akali candidate in the recently held assembly polls, told reporters here.
“I have complained to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and brought to her notice all the facts pertaining to Congress defeat in Punjab”, said Brar once a close aide of Amarinder.
He alleged that Amarinder failed to mobilise people during rallies ahead of polls. “Amarinder used to stay only for 15 minutes at the rallies whereas I stayed for 15 hours on the same day,” he claimed.
Overconfidence on the part of Amarinder was the prime reason for the Congress drubbing in the assembly polls, Brar asserted.
He further claimed that the Congress High Command had taken a serious view of Amarinder’s failure to visit the bereaved family of former party MLA Kanwarjit Singh Brar who had died on March four.
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