Revolt on cards over selection as Sekhri threatens resignation
They say once bitten twice shy. But, not in the case of Punjab Congress, as the party it seems hasn't learnt any lessons from the shocking defeat in the assembly elections.punjab Updated: May 25, 2012 12:43 IST
They say once bitten twice shy. But, not in the case of Punjab Congress, as the party it seems hasn't learnt any lessons from the shocking defeat in the assembly elections.
The Congress, whose defeat was largely attributed to wrong selection of candidates and rebellion, is again facing internal strife with majority of the members of candidate selection committee raising objections.
As soon as the list, released from Chandigarh, reached the local office, committee members raised objections. Sources in the party told Hindustan Times that these members accused the committee chairman Rana Gurjit Singh of selecting some of the candidates without taking them into confidence. Those who have raised the anti-banner include observer Ashwani Sekhri, local MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee, former MLA Jagbir Brar along with Rajinder Beri and district president (Urban) Arun Walia.
In a letter to the party high command, committee members demanded that candidates in six wards, two each in the constituencies of Henry, Kapyee and Beri, be changed.
First Published: May 25, 2012 12:39 IST