Sibia for action against those who stayed away from campaigning

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: May 20, 2014 19:56 IST

Former Congress MLA and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) vice-president Surinder Pal Singh Sibia has demanded a strict action against those Punjab Congress leaders, who did not campaign for party candidates in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.

Talking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, Sibia said: "Though we welcome people's mandate, but some party leaders had played a big role in the defeat of Congress candidates in the elections and the party high command should take action against them."

"If the party had taken a strict action against the detractors, Congress candidate Vijay Inder Singla would have won the elections from Sangrur,"he added.

He said in other Lok Sabha constituencies, too, detractors had a role in the defeat of party candidates. He, however, condemned the party leaders, who demanded the resignation of PPCC president Partap Bajwa for poor performance of the party saying: "Bajwa worked hard to ensure the victory of the party as he managed to reduce the margin of defeat."

In a reply to a question, he said that the Congress high command would soon hold a meeting of party leaders of the state to discuss further strategy.

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