Chandigarh, April 12, 2016: Holding PPCC president Captain Amarinder Singh responsible for the Congress downfall in the state, BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh today said that the party was losing ground fast ahead of Punjab elections due to his dictatorial attitude.
Chugh said after a humiliating defeat in 2014 parliamentary elections, not only the public but even the leaders and cadre of the party have lost interested in the national and state leadership.
The BJP leader said that the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had quite hesitantly handed over the reins of Punjab Congress to Capt Amarinder Singh, the leader twice rejected by the people of Punjab.
"However, the royal politician didn't mend his ways and in his short term as PPCC president, has failed to shed his Maharaja image and style thereby resulting in widespread resentment among the party leaders and workers," he said adding that Amarinder's ego and attitude have virtually forced his party to expel leaders as senior as former CWC member and former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar and former deputy speaker Bir Devinder Singh.
He said that these two were the noteworthy cases while scores of party leaders have deserted the party after Amarinder Singh took over as PPCC chief.
Chugh alleged that AAP and Congress, both were trying to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere of the state besides creating disharmony among Hindus and Sikhs.
The BJP national leader thanked the people of Punjab for having posed faith in SAD-BJP combine. He said the Prime Minister Modi with his commitment of 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal with his promise of 'Raaj Nahin Sewa' have extended the benefits of development and welfare schemes to the common people of the country.