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Amarinder's tour is strengthening the party: Punjab Youth Cong chief

Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Hindustan Times  Ferozepur, October 23, 2013
First Published: 15:06 IST(23/10/2013) | Last Updated: 15:18 IST(23/10/2013)

Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) chief Vikram Chaudhary today said that former state party head Capt Amarinder Singh's tour to various paddy procurement markets was strengthening the party.

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Dismissing the view that Amarinder's tour was hitting the party interests Chaudhary said, "His tour was not hitting the party interests rather highlighting the problems being faced by farmers in selling their paddy and basmati produce".

When questioned if Amarinder was running his parallel show in the state to counter Congress' central leadership who took the luncheon diplomacy route to try and broker peace between the warring Punjab Congress leaders, he said, "Be it state party chief Partap Singh Bajwa, Capt Amarinder Singh or me, all are working for the betterment of party and people of the state".
 
Chaudhary took a dig at SAD-BJP and said factionalism was prevailing in their party.
 
"Real factionalism is prevailing in the SAD-BJP as BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu and his CPS wife are working day-on-day to train their guns towards lethargic functioning of state government while on the other hand differences were seen between cabinet ministers Adesh Partap Singh Kairon and Bikram Singh Majithia when they clashed over important policy issues", said the PYC chief.

He further said that Punjab director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini was deliberately keeping himself away from the public and particularly media.

 "Sumedh Singh Saini fought vigorously against terrorism in Punjab but the million dollar question is why he allegedly failed to do justice with his uniform to snub drug or sand mafia?", asked he.
 
He further added that all 'decision making' powers were lying with either Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal or his brother-in-law and also a cabinet colleague Bikramjit Singh Majithia.

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