Top executive rhetoric becomes headache for Congress candidate: The Tribune India
Hoshiarpur, February 13
The rhetoric of senior leaders coming to campaign for Congress candidate Amarpreet Singh Lali, who is running in Garhshankar (Hoshiarpur) Assembly constituency, is becoming a headache.
Sunil Kumar Jakhar, who came to campaign for Lali in the Beit region on Friday, said that despite having 42 Congress MPs with him, Ambika Soni erred in saying that the chief minister of Punjab should belong to the Sikh community.
On the other hand, Anandpur Sahib Congress MP Manish Tewari who came to campaign for the Congress candidate on Saturday said Congress believes in secularism and stays above religion based politics. . He said Sunil Jakhar should not raise such issues which would damage the party’s image and cause problems for the candidate.
He said the party’s high command should pay attention and clarify whether or not this issue arises. He said Jakhar lost elections in 2017 and 2019 and was sent to parliament in 2018 with a push. He said that for five years he was kept at the head of the party and appointed chairman of the electoral committee. “Now if he talks about the Hindu-Sikh issue today, it is wrong. Only an ISI agent can raise such issues,” he said.
He said allegations of selling party tickets made by MP Shamsher Singh Dulo have also raised questions and the high command should investigate the matter. —