Panjab University elections: Congress leaders Partap Singh Bajwa slams CM Mann after NSUI win
Punjab Congress takes dig at CM Mann: Senior Punjab Congress leader, Partap Singh Bajwa slammed Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann after Congress’ student body National Students’ Union of India's (NSUI) Jatinder Singh bagged the post of President of Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC).
Taking to his ‘X’ handle (former Twitter) Partap Singh Bajwa wrote, "Bhagwant Maan, we are contesting and winning elections. I would like to convey to Bhagwant Mann that not only we but also our young brigade know how to fight elections and win them too.”
My heartiest congratulations to Jatinder Singh of @NSUIPunjab, @NSUIChandigarh and @nsui for winning the PUCSC 23 elections and becoming the president.
Now I would like to convey to the Punjab CM @BhagwantMann that not only we but also our young brigade know how to fight… pic.twitter.com/yRTBlLjEVB — Partap Singh Bajwa (@Partap_Sbajwa) September 6, 2023
"Congratulations to Congress Party Student Organization NSUI candidate Jatinder Singh on being elected President of Panjab University Chandigarh and congratulations to the entire Congress Party," Bajwa said, adding, "We will win 24 definitely keep the war going. We have always maintained that students would not allow the government to rule here," Bajwa's post read.
Bajwa took a dig at CM Mann after the formation of the INDIA alliance with the AAP as a member of the alliance. The alliance is working towards contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections jointly with the AAP to defeat the Bharatiya Janta Party at the Centre. However some leaders of the Punjab Congress are weary of an alliance with the AAP in the state.
Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, Pratap Singh Bajwa, said on Wednesday that the state Congress was not willing to ally with the ruling AAP in the upcoming election.
On X, Bajwa wrote, "Punjab Congress Cadre is in no mood to form an alliance with the AAP Punjab for the forthcoming general elections. Even after getting hold of the power in the state for the past 18 months, the AAP is desperate to form an alliance with the Congress."
"No Punjab Congress leader has ever issued a statement about contesting elections in an alliance with the AAP. It is only the AAP leadership that is making such statements because they have lost their ground in Punjab. AAP's victory in the Punjab assembly election in 2022 was a political experiment that has failed terribly," he added in the post.
Punjab Congress Cadre is in no mood to form an alliance with the @AAPPunjab for the forthcoming general elections. Even after getting hold of the power in the state for the past 18 months, the AAP is desperate to form an #alliance with the Congress. No Punjab Congress leader has… — Partap Singh Bajwa (@Partap_Sbajwa) September 6, 2023
Notably, Congress’ student body National Students’ Union of India's (NSUI) Jatinder Singh sweep in Panjab University Campus Students Council (PUCSC) elections. Jatinder bagged the post with 3,002 votes.
Ranmeekjot Kaur of SATH has won the post of Vice President with 4,084 votes, while Indian National Students Organisation's (INSO) Deepak Goyak bagged 4,431 votes to win the post of General Secretary. Gourav Chahal has been elected as Joint Secretary with 3,140 votes.
- With inputs from agencies