Punjab Congress puzzle expected to be solved soon
The congressional crisis in Punjab seemed to turn into a puzzle with Captain Amarinder Singh reiterating that he would respect the decision of party leader Sonia Gandhi, even if his detractor Navjot Sidhu was in a meeting with heads of state, including the leader. of the PPC, Sunil Jakhar.
Party sources said the resolution is expected to pass as early as today evening.
After Amarinder’s angry letter to Sonia Gandhi that Sidhu’s appointment as head of the PPC could harm the party’s prospects in the next polls, AICC secretary general in charge of Punjab Harish Rawat spoke out. rushed to Chandigarh to calm him down. After meeting Singh, Rawat told reporters that the CM reiterated its previous position that it will respect Gandhi’s decision.
The chief minister’s media adviser then posted a tweet quoting the CM as saying he had a fruitful meeting with Rawat. The CM has also reportedly raised issues which Rawat says will be discussed with the president of Congress.
A party deputy in Punjab downplayed the row between the CM and Sidhu, asking to see the letter in which “the captain said I did not accept Sidhu, where is the letter Sidhu appointed as head of the PPCC?”
“The Punjab Congress Crisis Will Be Resolved Soon With Sidhu As Head Of State Party Unity”
Congress spokesman Javeer Shergil said: “Amarinder Singh is the captain of the Congress party in Punjab. Any change in the order of batters and pins will only be made in consultation with him. He said the Captain and Sidhu are Gladiators of the Congress Party and they will work together to lead the party to victory.
Rawat reached Chandigarh in a helicopter around noon, then drove straight to the chief minister’s farm in Mohali, where the leaders were locked up for an hour as central management insisted on appeasing the captain. Opposing Sidhu’s appointment, Captain made the argument of representation to all social groups saying that he and Sidhu both belong to the Jat Sikh community, which might not be suitable for other social groups.
In a surprise gesture, Sidhu went on Saturday to meet Head of State Party Sunil Jakhar in Panchkula and hailed him as his “elder brother and a guiding force” while Jakhar called Sidhu a “capable” man. We also learn that Sidhu met with Punjabi ministers Sukhjinder Randhawa and Tript Rajinder Bajwa and some other deputies while the CM met with a larger contingent of deputies, deputies and party ministers.
Seeking advice from the Chairs of the illustrious Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee… Conversations with wise men are worth months of education !! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/Tq5uqkbp6m
– Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) July 17, 2021
Sidhu, who joined Congress in 2017 after a three-year stint at BJP, approached Rahul Gandhi, whom he called “my captain”. However, he had quarreled with him several times, including in 2018 when he visited Pakistan and hugged Pakistani army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa, which was strongly denounced by the government. chief minister.
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The names of Minister Vijay Inder Singla and MP Santokh Chaudhary were circulating for the post of current presidents. Singla or Manish Tewari are also the captain’s choices for the head of the PPCC. Speculation over Sidhu’s appointment as party leader gained popularity after meeting Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Friday hours after Rawat’s remarks suggesting Sidhu would play an important role in the party.
Lok Sabha MP Manish Tewari, close to the captain, tweeted earlier that the balance of social interest groups is essential and that equality is the bedrock of social justice while giving demographic details about the Punjab – Sikhs constitute 57.75% of the population, while Hindus and Dalits constitute 38.49. Of these, Dalits divided into the two groups account for 31.94 percent. His tweet was interpreted as pleading in favor of a Hindu president. The party had previously scheduled two working presidents, one from an upper-caste Hindu group and the other from Dalits.
Chief of Congress and Chairman of the Punjab Large Industrial Development Council Pawan Dewan tweeted “President of the Punjab Congress – Jat Sikh (if Sidhu is appointed head of the state Congress). CM – Jat Sikh. President of the Punjab Youth Congress – President of the Jat Sikh campaign committee – Jat Sikh, Hindu kaha hai (where is the representation of the Hindu community)? He tweeted.
President of the Punjab Congress – Jat Sikh
CM – Jat Sikh
President of the Punjab Youth Congress – Jat Sikh
Chairman of the campaign committee – Jat Sikh Hindu kaha hai -? @RahulGandhi @capt_amainder @harishrawatcmuk @priyankagandhi
– Pawan Dewan (@DewanPawan) July 16, 2021
A three-member panel led by Mallikarjun Kharge, Rawat and top leader JP Agrawal has already submitted a report to the party leader on the internal feuds in Punjab stressing the need to resolve the dispute and start the election campaign soon.