Party rebels helping SAD-BJP govt: Amarinder
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president and former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said his own party rebels' activities were indeed helping the ruling Akali-BJP alliance government.chandigarh Updated: Sep 03, 2012 18:14 IST
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president and former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said his own party rebels' activities were indeed helping the ruling Akali-BJP alliance government.
Talking to media persons after addressing a gathering of partymen here, Capt said rebels' activities were creating problem for Party, particularly at the time when Congress had launched an action programme against the government.
Replying to a question whether the rebels were doing it at the behest of the state government, he said he really did not know at whose behest they were doing it, but their activities were certainly helping the government.
On the allegations that he was not accessible to party workers, he said, "how come they realised this only after the elections that I was inaccessible and not during the last 14 years as I have been at the forefront of the Punjab Congress holding various positions like that of the CM, PCC president and the chairman of the campaign committee?"
Asked whether he planned or proposed any action against the rebels as they had breached the party discipline, the PCC president said he did not favour any action against anyone and treated everbody as his colleague and friend.
However, the high command was also seized of the matter as everything was being taken note of by it, he added.
He also asserted that the party was united and presence of thousands of workers at the programme was enough indication that they were very much attached to the Congress.
About his appeal to other Opposition parties to participate in the anti-government dharnas, he clarified that it was related only to a particular issue of protesting against the anti-people policies of the government.
He said, "Political alliance if any can be worked at and decided later and the final decision will be taken by the high command only."
First Published: Sep 03, 2012 11:38 IST