"Governance is too serious a duty to be left out for clowns or comedians to perform. #AAP leaders are showing false dreams in #Punjab," Singh said on Twitter.

The former Punjab chief minister and Congress veteran, who had been sulking for some time also said on Twitter a few days ago that the ground condition of Congress in Punjab doesn't need any alliance.

"We can wrest power from the anti-people Akali-BJP nexus on our own," he had claimed. Hoping to replicate its Delhi Assembly election victory in Punjab, AAP had last month launched 'Punjab Jodo', a long-term campaign to prepare the party for 2017 Assembly polls in the state.

The campaign aims to increase party membership, strengthen organisational structure in the state. It also launched a membership drive in Punjab last month and plans to enrol 25 lakh members by September end.

The emergence of AAP in Punjab is a worry for Congress and there is a realisation that continued squabbling in the party may further put into jeopardy its efforts to wrest power in the state after a decade.

The Congress had secured only three seats in the last Lok Sabha polls, while Akalis clinched four and BJP two. The Congress high-command is likely to replace the party's faction-riven Punjab unit soon with a 'consensus' PCC to put up a united face ahead of next year's assembly elections.

Latest News from Punjab News Desk