Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Amarinder Singh has said that he was ready to submit his resignation, if the party high-command asked for it. He was responding to queries on a PPCC secretary reportedly writing to Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, demanding his resignation.
Amarinder lashed out at the ruling SAD-BJP alliance for allegedly resorting to undemocratic means in the elections. He alleged that the SAD-BJP was offering cash to Congress candidates to withdraw nominations in support of alliance candidates.
On a question about the presence of so many rebels in the fray, Amarinder Singh said that rebels had been asked to withdraw their nomination papers. Those still intent on rebellion will be expelled for six years and will not be taken back.
"A tradition has emerged over time that party expels rebels, who somehow find their back into the party over time. This time rebels will be shown the door for six years," he said.