Bajwa brothers tried to sabotage my campaign in Amritsar : Amarinder
Former Punjab chief minister and MP Captain Amarinder Singh today revealed that PCC president Partap Singh Bajwa and his brother Fateh Bajwa had tried to sabotage his campaign in Amritsar and they had specifically visited the city for telling people to oppose him. For this, he said, he had to call Fateh and warn him against meddling and sabotaging his campaign in Amritsar. Capt Singh said that he had kept quiet so far only in the interest of the party.
However, he added, he was forced to reveal it now since some senior leaders were unnecessarily being targeted and blamed for none of their fault.
''It is rather a case of kettle calling the pot black,'' he remarked.
He also asked that Disciplinary Action Committee(DAC) Chairman G K Chatrath whether he could initiate any action against the PCC president and his brother for this act of sabotage. Stating this here today, Capt Singh revealed that during the campaign he came to know that the two Bajwa brothers had come to Amritsar and were telling people to oppose him or at least not to support him.
Capt Singh disclosed that he called Fateh Bajwa right at that moment and asked the Bajwa brothers must keep away from Amritsar.
He said that while both the brothers were very much in Amritsar, Fateh claimed that he was bed-ridden and his brother was in Gurdaspur, but as a matter of fact they were very much present in Amritsar.
Taking a dig at Chatrath for claiming to enforce discipline in the PCC, Capt Singh asked him whether he could initiate similar disciplinary proceedings against Bajwa brothers like he had tried to do with two PCC vice-presidents.
The former chief minister also advised Chatrath not to breach his brief by making comments that why he did not resign in 2004 when he was the chief minister and Congress only won two seats from Punjab.
He as the chairman of the DAC cannot become the party himself by asking such questions, Capt Singh pointed out and said that this action can cost him (Chatrath) his job.
The former Punjab chief minister asked Chatrath as how did he know on what happened in 2004 after the election results and what transpired between him (Amarinder) and Congress president Sonia Gandhi?
''From his words and deeds it is obvious as whose bidding he (Chatrath) is doing,'' asserted Capt Amarinder, adding, ''he must stick to his brief lest his brief stands withdrawn.''
(Posted on 24-05-2014)