New Delhi: Congress high-command on Saturday pulled up senior leaders Captain Amrinder Singh and Rajindra Kumar Bhattal ‘responsible’ for party’s drubbing in Punjab assembly polls.

Amrinder Singh and Bhattal spearheading party’s campaign were summoned by the Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence for clarification on party’s abysmal show in the state. 

Both leaders met Gandhi separately for 15 minutes each and were questioned on the basis of observers’ report as to why party was routed.

Sonia Gandhi reportedly blamed “differences” between both leaders as the main cause of party’s unexpected performance in Punjab.

Sources say Gandhi reprimanded Singh without listening to his clarifications explaining the cause of the party’s loss.

Upset, both the leaders emerged from the meeting and departed avoiding addressing media.

According to the sources, party high command bluntly told them as they were both ‘up in arms’ with each other to get the CM’s post, which caused party’s defeat in the polls.

During the meeting, Amrinder Singh and Bhattal were rapped for ‘wasting two precious days on Dera Saccha Sauda, rather than on voters.”

They were also charged for ‘lobbying for their kin for party tickets’

Congress received severe defeat by SAD-BJP coalition in the state. The party got 46 out of 117 assembly seats.