Tribune News Service
Batala, February 12
Specks of rebellion have surfaced in the Congress days earlier than voting in the civic physique ballot, forcing Cabinet minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa to provoke a fire-fighting train.
This growth has the potential to play havoc together with his well-laid-out plans to propel his ‘Man Friday’ Sukhdeep Singh Teja to the mayoral put up. The turf conflict being performed out between the minister, who’s the MLA of the adjoining Fatehgarh Churian seat, and three-time former MLA Ashwani Sekhri forward of the polls has grow to be the speaking level amongst cadre.
Bajwa seems to have gained spherical one by bagging a lion’s share of ticket for his loyalists, leaving Sekhri fuming.
Several get together males who have been denied the nomination are enjoying spoilsport by contesting as Independents. “My opponents had created a situation where the cadre felt repressed. And it is repression that provokes rebellion. Nevertheless, I will nip dissent in the bud,” remarked Bajwa.
The stakes are excessive for the minister. He should make sure the rebellion is crushed prior to later if he has to see Teja in the mayor’s chair. “Bajwa is both the king and kingmaker. I will pull out of the race if he asks me to do so,” stated an Independent candidate. Similar sentiments have been expressed by another dissidents.
Right now, Harinder Kalsi, a two-time councillor and former vice-president of the MC, is popping out to be the minister’s Achilles heel. He is contesting as an Independent from ward No. 34. Likewise, the Congress faces a revolt in not less than 11 extra wards.