Batala: Congress candidate from Dera BabaNanak Assembly segment Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa’s elder brother today resigned from the party after his son was denied ticket to contest polls.
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa’s elder brother and Permanent Invitee of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Inderjeet Singh Randhawa resigned from the party.
Inderjeet’s son Deepinder Randhawa, who was holding the post of Secretary Punjab Youth Congress, along with office bearers also resigned from their posts.
Inderjeet alongwith his supporters held a meeting at a local resort where they announced their mass resignations from the party.
Addressing the gathering, Inderjeet said that he would fight the elections from Dera Baba Nanak constituency.
“I am in touch with third front parties and within couple of days, I will make formal announcement of joining any political front,” he said.
Youth leader Deepinder said that he applied for Congress ticket from Fatehgrah Churrian and Dera Baba Nanak constituencies.
He had fulfilled all the condition defined by the PPCC but in both the constituencies the Congress ticket was denied to him.
“If the party high command did not consider the working of the Congress workers, it will meet same fate in Punjab as it is facing in rest of the country. Being a fourth generation Congressmen, I fulfilled all the criteria and condition for party ticket,” he said.
Randwahas are well known politically influenced family of the area as Sukhjinder’s father late Santok Singh Randhawa had remained MLA for three times. PTI