Deepa quits Congress, contest Independent among Sunam
Chandigarh: Former General Secretary and Spokesperson of the Congress Party, Rajinder Deepa resigned from the Congress post to contest election for the forthcoming Assembly elections from Sunam as an independent candidate.
Rajinder Deepa who had been a Student leader since 1980, was a member of Panjab University’s Senate for 16 years and President of Panjab University’s Student Council for two consecutive years.
Addressing the media at the Chandigarh Press Club here on Thursday, Rajinder Deepa said that the Congress fight had been against the drug menace which is killing youth in Punjab, but unfortunately, I had to step back especially because of the fact that Congress candidate from Sunam Daman Thind Bajwa’s husband himself has a tainted past.
He informed that the Harman Bajwa had been allegedly an associate of the drug lord Raja Kandola, which the later admitted to the enforcement agencies.
In such circumstances, Deepa reiterated he could not continue to support the Party candidate which was a general feeling amongst the Party workers also in Sunam, who supported Deepa’s decision and have assured support to keep the Congress cadre together.
Moreover, Congress party had been vehemently touting the win ability factor of the candidates being given the party ticket, which does not fit Daaman Bajwa because of her recent arrival on the scene.
This is a fight for principles and our avowed objective of nipping the drug business in Punjab in which Akalis are equally involved, and in these circumstances you cannot expect me to support Damaan, said Rajinder Deepa.
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