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Cong hits out at ‘indecisive’ Kejriwal over change of AAP candidates in Punjab

punjab Updated: Nov 26, 2016 19:42 IST
Ajit Inder Singh Mofar

Congress MLA Ajit Inder Singh Mofar.(HT Photo)

The speed with which AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal is changing party candidates for the upcoming Punjab assembly polls speaks of his desperation and mental instability, state Congress unit charged on Saturday.

Taking a dig at AAP for replacing its Dharamkot and Bhoa candidates, a statement by Congress leaders said, “The development reflects his mental instability and is a clear sign of the deep-rooted mess in the party.”

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The statement by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee leaders Ranjit K Bhatti, Satpal S Mulewal and Ajit Inder Mofar said the “excuses” being given by Kejriwal’s team for re-allocation of tickets “speak of extreme desperation” of party leadership. “While ticket allocation is an internal matter of any party, the fact that the Dharamkot candidate’s replacement came within hours of Bhoa candidate Vinod Kumar making serious allegations of graft against AAP leadership, is suggestive and raises suspicions of something drastically wrong with the party,” it said.

The AAP had on Friday changed party’s nomination from Dharamkot by replacing Ranjodh Singh Sran with Daljit Singh Sadarpura. It had also replaced Vinod Kumar with Amarjit Singh from Bhoa constituency the day before that.

The Congress leaders alleged that Kejriwal’s “desperation” in the face of his party’s “imminent wipeout” in the assembly polls was clearly manifest in his “kneejerk” reactions on ticket allocation. They also recalled how Kejriwal had “backtracked” on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) issue before going “completely mute” on the matter.