Dhillon, others seek expulsion of Danny from Congress

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Faridkot
  • Updated: Apr 19, 2014 21:09 IST

A few days after the political drama over filing his nomination papers despite the official candidate of Congress Joginder Singh already in the fray, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, general secretary of the Youth Congress on Saturday came under sharp criticism for his alleged statements against the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Partap Singh Bajwa.

In a statement emailed to media on Saturday, Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon, general secretary of the state Congress and former Faridkot MLA, alleged that Danny is speaking the language of the Akalis and demanded his expulsion from the party.

"Danny has begun to criticise Bajwa after he failed to get the party ticket. But, he must realise that only state Congress chief is not in a position to deny somebody the party ticket. Tickets are awarded by the party high command following a proper process. He had first tried to divide the Congress vote by filing his nomination at the behest of the Akalis misusing the party high command and then withdrew his nomination sensing that there was hardly anybody with him to support him from the Congress camp here," alleged Dhillon.

"The party had given due respect to him and his family, but now while all are lauding the Congress high command for its ticket allotment in the state, Danny is backstabbing the party," alleged Dhillon.

The joint statement sent via email mentions the names of Gurpreet Singh Kangar, vice- president of PPCC Darshan Singh Brar, president of DCC Moga and Sukhjeet Singh Lohgarh besides Dhillon.

Danny could not be contacted despite repeated calls on his two mobile numbers that went unanswered. Nor did he respond to the message informing him about the development to seek his version.

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