KARACHI: A showcause notice has been plopped on Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) disgruntled leader, Qadir Patel, for pouring his heart out against the party’s ‘movers & shakers’, who he claims dashed cold water on his Senate dreams.
Recently, Patel had, while addressing a public meeting, said that his wish to become a senator was scorned by the leadership by telling his he was too small for something as big as the upper house of the parliament.
“The kingpins said you must be kidding. Senate is not a child’s play. It’s a big game. And you better stay out of it,” Patel, who is the party president for Karachi division, told a gathering in Lyari on Saturday.
PPP’s provincial information minister, Sharjeel Memon, says that now that a notice has been served on Patel, he must come up with a clarification for his exceptionable statements.
On the face of it, Patel has formally joined the club of another rebel leader Zulfiqar Mirza, who fell from grace after accusing PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari of politically sidelining his son, the party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto, who the outspoken firebrand has declared as his true leader instead of his domineering father.
Also, to make the matters worse, Patel pooh-poohed PPP-MQM alliance drawing the ire of party boss.
Analysts say Patel has bore the brunt for telling the truth and shaming the devil as the PPP, which was founded by the late Zalfiqar Ali Bhutto in the name of democracy, has increasingly become despotic oligarchy of a political party