Congress should show united face for people of Punjab: Raja Warring

  • Neeraj Mohan, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: Jan 18, 2015 18:17 IST

Newly appointed Indian Youth Congress (IYC) president and Congress MLA from Gidderbaha assembly constituency Amarinder Singh Warring has admitted that the internal bickering within the senior leaders of Punjab Congress is 'hurting' the party at both junior and senior level.

"Yes, whenever there is a fight between two members of a family,the entire family suffers. But Congress is united and the all leaders will fight together for the people of Punjab," said Warring on being asked about the impact of Capt Amarinder Singh's demands of a change in leadership demanding change in leadership being raised by Captain Amarinder Singh.

When asked about his message to the senior leaders, who were fighting for the post of PPCC chief, he said, "though, both (Amarinder and PPCC president Partap Bajwa) are senior leaders, and I am not such a big leader to advise them but party president Sonia Gandhi , vice president Rahul Gandhi and the people of Punjab are demanding that the all Congress leaders should jointly join the fight for a better Punjab"

Warring, however, did not denied the support of the Youth Congress to Amarinder's Lalkar Rally on January 22 in Amritsar. "Amarinder ji is our senior leader and also member of parliament, I think the entire Congress is united if any of its leader raises a issue for the people of state"

Later on addressing the workers of the rally organised by Youth Congress worker Rahul Sidhu, Warring appealed the workers to work hard and strengthen the party cadre at the booth level, by inducting at least 3.5 lakh new workers in the youth wing of the party from Punjab.

Speaking on the occasion former MP from Sangrur Viay Inder Singla appealed the youths to launch a massive campaign against drug menace covering every household of the state.

Accuses BJP for helping Akali Dal

Accusing the BJP of weakening fight against drug menace in Punjab, Warring said that transfer of ED's key investigating officer Niranjan Singh, who had recently interrogated revenue minister Bikram Majithia and other akali leaders in the multi-crore Bhola drug scam, proved that the BJP government at the Centre does not want to act against the leaders of its alliance partner.

"The investigation is at very crucial stage, as several senior leaders are being questioned by the ED, but the sudden transfer of Niranjan Singh raises many questions on the working of the BJP", he added.

He asked the BJP to end its ties with the SAD if they are really serious about the drug problem in Punjab.

Warring also slammed the SAD leaders for not taking strict action against its leaders, who are facing allegations of their links with the racketeers.

Youth affair fumes the seniors

The mismanagement inside and outside the venue, uncontrolled sloganeering followers of the several youths leaders, created interruptions, when the senior leaders of the Congress, showing it only a youth affair.

Followers of NSUI Punjab president Daman Bajwa and Rajinder Kaur Bhattal's son Rahul Inder, were raising slogans in favour of their leaders when the other leaders of the party were addressing the gathering. They also created interruptions when the district Congress president Roop Kaur Bagrian and PPCC vice president Surinder Pal Sibia were speaking. Though, Bagrain had to cut her speech short but, Sibia could not control himself and warned the workers to not raise slogans when a leader is speaking.

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