With the three-member committee on the infighting throughout the Punjab Congress submitting its report Thursday, all eyes are on what celebration president Sonia Gandhi does. Sources stated she is prone to meet the committee members Friday, adopted by talks with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his prime detractor Navjot Singh Sidhu in particular person.
Led by Chief of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, the committee included senior chief J P Aggarwal and common secretary in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat. Its report, ready after intensive talks over 5 days with at the very least 150 celebration leaders, is but to be made public.
Occasion members are apprehensive of the affect of the airing of soiled linen in public, significantly so near the state Meeting elections. A senior celebration chief stated Gandhi has an unenviable activity earlier than her. “There’s a lot dangerous blood… There’s Amarinder on one facet, Sidhu on the opposite, and lots of are not looking for a newcomer (Sidhu) to be given an necessary project. If the scenario just isn’t resolved correctly, the celebration might must pay a worth within the 2022 elections,” the chief stated.
A variety of leaders are believed to have expressed reservations earlier than the committee in opposition to the Amarinder authorities, accusing it of holding out leaders and of letting bureaucrats run the present. Whereas a couple of additionally opposed the CM personally, most leaders agreed he was nonetheless the only option to steer the Congress within the polls. Three ministers against Amarinder met Rawat in Delhi even on Wednesday, together with Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Sukhbinder Sarkaria and Sukhjinder Randhawa.
Sidhu himself has been uncharacteristically quiet since speaking to the media quickly after showing earlier than the committee.
Amongst these firefighting on Amarinder’s behalf and rallying assist for him is Sports activities Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi. Identified to be an Amarinder confidant, he had earlier tried to patch up issues between him and Sidhu, and on Wednesday acquired some MPs to voice assist for the CM.
On Wednesday, Sodhi took a authorities chopper to Dehradun apparently on a private go to, setting tongues wagging. Rawat is predicated in Dehradun however he has been in Delhi for the previous week.
A number of Punjab Congress leaders have brazenly taken on Sodhi, together with Jalandhar MLA Pargat Singh, who with out naming him raised a land controversy, and PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar, who has accused Sodhi of a quid professional quo with the Badals.