SAD takes dig at Bajwa on factionalism in Congress

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 02, 2015 22:03 IST

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday questioned Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa whether he was comfortable as the PPCC chief for facing factionalism and his criticism within the state Congress unit.

“Facing revolt from various factions of his party, Bajwa is trying to counter the SAD on non-issues to keep the disgruntled leaders of his group together,” SAD spokesman Maheshinder Singh Grewal said in a statement here.

Grewal wondered on which grounds Bajwa was asking the Punjab government to resign when his own block- and panchayat-level leaders were not ready to listen to him. He advised Bajwa not to follow the old tactics of Congress leaders to keep them in news as the Congress had already advanced on a path that would soon consign it to history books.

Bajwa had on Thursday said that the SAD-BJP government had lost the moral right to continue in office, besides predicting snap polls in the state.

Terming Bajwa’s statement as a frustration of a desperate leader, Grewal said it was strange that a person accused of having relations with notorious drug lords and arms dealers was demanding action against the SAD.

He accused the Punjab Congress of politicising narco-terrorism imposed from across the border, “out of sheer frustration” after being repeatedly rejected by the people of the state in the 2012 state polls.

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