Ahead of the 2017 Assembly elections, Jalandhar’s Congress leader Tejinder Bittu met AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi to discuss about the prospects of the Congress party in Punjab, on Wednesday night in Delhi. The Congress party has been taking feedbacks about the party’s prospect in Punjab ahead of the polls in 2017.
Bittu said that Rahul Gandhi discussed how the Congress party could make a comeback in Punjab with PPCC President Captain Amarinder Singh at the saddle. “I suggested that putting up an united show during the Assembly polls was a must for a positive result. I also said that Captain Amarinder Singh has been bringing all leaders under one roof. Bittu added that Rahul Gandhi also asked about the possible performance of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab and its emergence in Punjab as the third political force. “I told Rahul that AAP desn’t have any face to project as CM. Giving a few examples of recent internal politics in AAP, I informed Rahul that AAP is going to split once they declare their chief ministerial candidate,” said Bittu.
The PPCC general secretary also quoted a few surveys done by the state CID department that conclude that every small leader is joining AAP to get Assembly tickets and once the party announces the tickets, rest of the aspirants are set to revolt as their expectation level is very high from the party. According to Bittu, Rahul also sought suggestions about ongoing drug problems in Punjab.