24 Cong legislators, leaders question Bajwa's defence of poll debacle pb
The demand for PPCC President Partap Bajwa's resignation seems to be growing stronger with several more Senior Congress leaders joining in today again and questioned the defence presented by Partap Singh Bajwa over LS poll debacle.
Congress leaders have asked him whether he would have used similar arguments if the party had fared better in the polls.
The Congress leaders said, Mr Bajwa must own the moral responsibility and follow into the footsteps of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who took responsibility and offered to quit. They said, similarly Capt Amarinder Singh offered to resign in 2012.
They told Mr Bajwa it was the tradition that the leader takes the responsibility and offers to quit.
The party leaders pointed out, the Congress vote share had come down to 32 per cent against 41 per cent in 2012 besides, the Congress having the maximum number of MPs earlier has been reduced to the third spot behind AAP and the lead in the assembly segments has come down from 46 to 29.
Besides, they asked him that how could he blame others when he had lost from his family borough of Qadian which was represented by his wife Charanjeet Kaur Bajwa.
The Congress leaders also referred to Bajwa seeking votes as a prospective Chief Minister of Punjab. Despite that, they added, he was rejected by people even in all the nine Assembly segments of Gurdaspur.
They asserted that while AAP was wiped out from all over India, thanks to Mr Bajwa's poor leadership it flourished in Punjab as he failed to capitalise on the strong anti-incumbency sentiment prevailing against the ruling Akali-BJP government in the state.
(Posted on 21-05-2014)