Capt Amarinder Singh and Partap Singh Bajwa, locked in battle inside the Punjab Congress, have got down to upstage one another with a collection of separate rallies as a part of a statewide mass contact programme. PCC chief Bajwa has held 5 rallies whereas MP Amarinder held one in Jalandhar on Wednesday, the primary in a collection of 12.
The attendance in Bajwa’s rallies, which is able to resume after a break he has taken following his mom’s demise, pale compared to the turnout in these held by Amarinder, who enjoys the help of his celebration colleagues in Punjab. Bajwa, more and more remoted within the state, is hanging on to the central management’s help.
Amarinder’s first rally noticed the participation of no less than 10 MLAs together with Legislature Get together chief Sunil Jakhar, whereas Bajwa has not been in a position to get MLAs to his rallies. An exception was in Budhlada, the place Bajwa’s supporter Ajit Inder Singh Mofar, an MLA, was in attendance. Even leaders within the Bajwa camp grudgingly accepted that Amarinder’s single present has been bigger than Bajwa’s 5 put collectively, every of these in a special SC constituency.
Bajwa on Tuesday showcaused two of Amarinder’s loyalists, Jalandhar Rural district unit president Jagbir Singh Brar and normal secretary Satnam Kainth, after they allegedly didn’t work for the success of one among his rallies. It was, by the way, Brar who hosted Amarinder’s Jalandhar rally. On stage, audio system attacked Bajwa for the showcause.
On Thursday, Amarinder will handle his subsequent rally in Gurdaspur, the parliamentary constituency that had elected Bajwa in 2009 earlier than rejecting him final yr. Amarinder’s loyalists say that the rally in Bajwa’s yard isn’t supposed to convey a message to him however Bajwa’s camp is studying it in that very context.
Amarinder bought into the competitors of rallies after he met Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on June 8 however didn’t get Bajwa eliminated. For all of the energy he has proven, it’s unsure how a lot Amarinder will acquire out of it. If the celebration chooses handy him the reins, it might run the chance of conveying that it has submitted to his revolt.
Bajwa is confined to his hometown Qadian till July 5 for the bhog ceremony of his mom.