Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) state president Jasvir Singh Garhi on Sunday said that the Congress party has once again betrayed Dalits by not declaring Charanjit Singh Channi as CM face ahead of Punjab Assembly elections 2022.
The Congress-led Punjab government has failed to fulfill any of the promises made during the Assembly elections in 2017. To improve its tarnished image, Congress removed Captain Amarinder Singh and appointed Charanjit Singh Channi as the Chief Minister for a short period of time.
Congress misled the Dalits by playing the card of the Dalit face but now the trick of the Congress has been exposed. If Congress calls itself a party of Dalits then why it is not announcing Charanjit Singh Channi as the CM candidate.
Garhi said that the Congress party had made a similar move in Maharashtra. "Congress appointed Sushil Kumar Shinde as the Chief Minister in Maharashtra before the elections. However, Congress did not appoint Shinde as the Chief Minister after winning the elections."
Similarly, Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi will also be ousted after the elections and as a result, the Dalit community will be humiliated, he said, adding that the Congress party has lost its base in Punjab.
Be it Navjot Sidhu Sidhu, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Sunil Jakhar or Tript Bajwa, Congress leaders are fighting for seats instead of working in the interest of Punjab, he said, adding that "all the Congress leaders are in line to become the Chief Minister."