ChandigarhState in-charge Harish Rawat reached Chandigarh today amid increasing tension due to the ongoing tussle in Punjab Congress. Here Harish Rawat met the angry Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh at his residence. After meeting the Captain, Harish Rawat said that Amarinder Singh had made a great statement earlier that the decision taken by the Congress President will be accepted by him, today he has reiterated that statement. It has been reported from the sources that Sidhu’s name for Punjab Congress state president will be sealed by evening.
Harish Rawat said, “He had some questions, which he had come to solve. But one thing is clear as daylight that the statement given by Captain Amarinder Singh ji earlier that whatever decision the Congress President will take, will be honorable for me. Even today he has repeated his same statement. I will not say anything more than this because where Ravi did not reach, Ravi reached there and the journalists.
Amarinder was adamant on not making Sidhu the state president
A day earlier, Amarinder Singh had objected to party president Sonia Gandhi over giving an important post to Navjot Singh Sidhu. Amarinder Singh had also written a letter to Sonia Gandhi urging that making Sidhu the state president would adversely affect the chances of Congress’s victory in the upcoming assembly elections. He has written this letter at a time when there is talk that the Congress high command can give Sidhu the state president and some other important role.
Let us tell you, for the last few months, there is open discord in the Punjab Congress. Former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and some other leaders have opened a front against Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. To resolve the discord in the party, the Congress high command had constituted a three-member committee under the chairmanship of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge. This committee took the opinion of more than 100 leaders of Punjab Congress including the Chief Minister and then submitted its report to the high command. Recently, Amarinder Singh met Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Sidhu also met former party president Rahul Gandhi.
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