Congressmen clash in Kapurthala

The political war within the Congress turned ugly in Bholath constituency when supporters of senior Congress leader and Kapurthala MLA Rana Gurjit Singh allegedly attacked another ticket seeker Kulwinder Singh Babbal in a workers’ meeting in Nadala town.Babbal, whose turban was removed in the scuffle, had to run from the meeting with his supporters when he raised objection over the candidature of former Nurmahal MLA Gurwinder Atwal saying the latter was an outsider.Atwal was picked by the Congress high command after Rana Gurjit lobbied hard for him.

Sources said after the scuffle took place, supporters of Babbal also threw chairs at Rana Gurjit’s aides. Rana had reportedly called meeting of all the senior workers from the segment to listen to their point of view over Atwal’s.As per local leaders, Atwal was not present in the meeting and Rana chose not to interfere when Babbal was allegedly attacked. Babbal, in his complaint, blamed Daljit Singh, a local Congress leader and close aide of Rana Gurjit behind the “murderous attack on him” claiming it was all pre-planned.

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