Even Prashant Kishor can’t prevent a third defeat in a row
“Congress may be hoping for Prashnat Kishor to do wonders. But even he can not steer away the party from defeat which has lost two back-to-back elections and is on the verge of collapse.”
Grand old party of the country has been on the verge of collapse in wake of family legacy being run in the Gandhi family and internal feud. Punjab unit of Congress party is no exception either and things have gone from bad to worse in last one decade. As the elections time approaches, the internal feud and differences between party leaders are rising at an alarming rate and a stage has come where all the state leaders want to be the future CM of state.
Internal feud, leadership issues galore Parshant Kishor
Leadership crisis in state unit has taken the Punjab Congress to its lowest point ever in the party’s history. Former CM and member parliament from Amritsar, Captain Amarinder had put Congress high command in tight spot earlier for demanding the ouster of former Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa. It must be noted that Captain had threatened to quit if Bajwa was not removed from the post. Succumbing to pressure, Congress president Sonia Gandhi gave up to captain’s unreasonable demand finally.
As soon as Captain took charge of state leadership senior Congress leaders from state started locking horns with Captain. Former deputy speaker and Punjab media coordinator for Congress, Bir Davinder Singh termed captain as ‘inaccessible’ and went on record to — although state that captain is fighting a losing battle. Davinder is now on the verge of getting expelled; although Kishor had tried hard to diffuse tension between two.
Congress turning a junkyard of disgruntled leaders
After facing humiliating defeat in last two successive elections, Captain is doing all that is possible to make his mark. Out of desperation, he is going all out catch hold of disgruntled leaders from other political parties. While estranged Akali leader and former finance minister Manpreet badal has already joined hands with captain, twelve rebel leaders from BSP leaders joined congress ranks.