NEW DELHI: Congress today dismissed criticism of Punjab PCC Chief Amarinder Singh's foreign tour, saying the leader has gone abroad to do "party work".
"He (Amarinder) is going there with the consent of Congressmen and women of Punjab to do party work. He will interact with the people there who are still voters of Punjab as a lot of people from the state are settled abroad," party General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed told reporters.
Ahmed, who is in charge of party affairs in Punjab, said Singh will convey to Punjabis in Canada and the US about the "mis-governance" of Badals in the state.
In a bid to garner the support of Punjabi diaspora's support for Congress ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls, the PPCC chief will embark on an 18-day tour to the US and Canada from April 19.
The opposition has questioned Singh's foreign tours by stating that the Congress leader should stay back in the state and focus on campaigning instead of touring abroad.