Amritsar: Rahul Gandhi's declaration of Amarinder Singh as Congress' chief ministerial candidate was an act of frustration as he knows that the party is ridden with the factionalism, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MP Abhay Chautala said on Friday.
Addresing a rally in support of the sitting MLA Bikram Majithia, who is seeking second term from Majitha constituency, he attacked Rahul Gandhi for "posing as a youth icon and a messiah of the poor".
"Rahul's taking food with the Dalit was nothing but a drama being enacted to gain cheap popularity and he has no understanding of the ground realities of the Dalit issues at all," Chautala said and described the Congress leader as immature.
"His recent declaration of Amarinder Singh as next Chief Minister of Punjab was an act in frustration as he knows that the party is ridden with the factionalism".
He claimed that Congress "can never understand the needs of the masses as their leaders live in palaces and are not aware of the conditions in which the people are living".
Congress leader and former Chairman of the Zila Parishad Amritsar Avtar Singh Jalalpura today joined SAD (B) at village Jajalpura.
Majithia is a brother-in-law of Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.