Patiala: Even as the Congress is pulling up its socks to make poll strategy to contest the forthcoming Punjab assembly elections 2017. To finalise list of its candidates for these elections on the other side Punjab Congress led by Capt Amarinder Singh facing a strong internal revolt against the issue of Nepotism as some of the senior leaders of Punjab Unit trying to get party tickets for their kin’s and the party workers annoyed to it and trying to resist such moves.
Highly placed sources in the party told Daily Post correspondent that as the party at the national level trying to provide the party a young look with Rahul Gandhi about to step in to take over the Presidentship of the party and a brain storming session is on to use the services of the above 70 party leaders for the party’s organisation instead of the active Politics. These leaders fearing now trying to settle down their kin’s in their place and started pursuing their cases too. Sources said that all such moves started annoying the Party workers, who are working since a long to strengthen the party at the grass root level as the Kin’s of such leaders trying to step in without working for the party.
Interestingly most of these leaders are said to be close to Punjab Congress Chief, Capt Amarinder Singh, who is also contesting his last election and may retire from the active Politics after this election, and counted as his loyalist’s as well.
Whereas, the party high command has as also forced the ‘One Family One Ticket’ formula strictly this time and this will also going to affect badly the calculations of such leaders as there is no rule in the party under which any of the party leader can seek a secured party ticket for his kin.
Sources said that another issue came into their way as the party high command before awarding the party ticket to any of the leader must consider the winnability factor as well.
On the other hand another factor going to affect the party in the coming.assembly elections that is lesser workers for the party as during the time of Capt Amarinder Singh as Punjab Congress Chief every worker got adjusted as a senior leader not only in the district congress but in Punjab Congress by showing their loyalty towards the Royal Family and at the bottom line party losses workers now that is a very dangerous trend for the congress party and it bringing chill for the Poll strategists too, observed these sources.
Punjab Governor and Administrator UT Chandigarh VP Singh Badnore receiving Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister at Punjab Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh on Friday.
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