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Congress demoralised; leaders running away from poll: Sukhbir

Chandigarh: Congress is a demoralised party as several of its leaders, including Union minister Manish Tewari and state chief Partap Singh Bajwa, are running away from the electoral battle for Lok Sabha, SAD president Sukhbir
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PTI 16 Mar 2014, 14:49:23 PM IST
Chandigarh: Congress is a demoralised party as several of its leaders, including Union minister Manish Tewari and state chief Partap Singh Bajwa, are running away from the electoral battle for Lok Sabha, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal said today.

“How can a party function...Bajwa is running away from contesting Lok Sabha polls...how can an army (Congress) function when the General (Bajwa) is not prepared to enter the battlefield,” Sukhbir said here.

He was speaking here after inducting a former Congress minister and former MLA Ishar Singh Meharban into the Akali fold.

Referring to Union Minister Manish Tewari, who was hospitalised in New Delhi yesterday, he said, “I am sad.” However, taking a jibe at Tewari, he added, “he is running away from contesting polls as he knows Congress leaders, including Ishar Singh, from Ludhiana parliamentary constituency are joining Akali Dal.”

“You can imagine the kind of moral Congress leaders in Punjab are into...if leaders like Bajwa and Tewari are running away from contesting polls what will be the mindset of Congress workers,” he said.

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