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In Congress, only MPs can say ‘my way or highway’

by | Feb 22, 2022 | Elections 2022, Punjab 2022

The bitter pill for the Congress, which has a mere 53 MPs in the Lok Sabha, is that it is unable to take action against its truant members.
Congress MP and wife of Capt Amarinder Singh Preneet Kaur.

The Indian National Congress in Punjab took punitive action against many leaders for campaigning against the party candidates, but did not touch or is unable to take drastic measures anything to it’s Members of Parliament (MPs). 

Among those expelled for anti-party activities include Kewal Singh Dhillon, Tarsem Singh DC, and Amrik Singh Dhillon. 

However, the party has been soft on Lok Sabha members Preneet Kaur (Patiala), Manish Tewari (Sri Anandpur Sahib) and Jasbir Singh Gill alias Dimpa (Khadoor Sahib). 

Kaur, wife of former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who is now in alliance with the BJP, participated in a roadshow in support of her husband. In attendance was none other than Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Tewari has been attacking the Congress leadership for its recent decisions, including the move to expel Kewal Singh Dhillon. 

Former Union minister and Congress MP from Sri Anandpur Sahib in Punjab Manish Tewari.

Former Union minister and Congress MP from Sri Anandpur Sahib in Punjab Manish Tewari.

And Dimpa openly called party’s Punjab in-charge Harish Chaudhary, a former minister in Rajasthan, a thug. Dimpa’s son Updesh Singh Gill and brother Harpinder Singh alias Rajan Gill, were denied Congress tickets apparently at Chaudhary’s behest. Both Dimpa and his brother levelled serious allegations against his own party leaders. They alleged that some leaders accepted crores of rupees while distributing tickets. 

Why isn’t the Congress leadership taking any action against them? Obviously, the party doesn’t want it’s numbers to go further down from the already truncated figure. The Congress has just 53 members in the Lok Sabha and any expulsion will further bring down the number. 

It seems the Congress high command’s hands are tied when it comes to taking action against an MP.

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