“Suitably Accommodate” Navjot Sidhu, Says Congress Panel Report On Punjab
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ought to keep captain in Punjab however his challenger Navjot Singh Sidhu needs to be “suitably accommodated”, a Congress panel has really helpful to the management after a collection of conferences in Delhi to resolve infighting within the state due for an election subsequent 12 months.
The three-member panel urged a key function within the Punjab Congress for cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Sidhu, who has been in an extended sulk over his feud with Amarinder Singh.
Mr Sidhu “should be suitably accommodated and all sections of Punjab society must be justly represented in leadership and party positions”, the group has reportedly suggested get together bosses, leaving them as soon as once more with the troublesome query of tips on how to maintain each leaders completely happy.
Experiences recommend that the Chief Minister has been proof against the thought of any large function for his rival both in his cupboard – as Deputy – or within the get together organisation.
The committee of Rajya Sabha member Mallikarjun Kharge, the get together’s Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat and former MP Jai Prakash Agarwal submitted its report back to Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday after discussions with over 100 Punjab leaders, together with MLAs, Amarinder Singh and Mr Sidhu.
In an indication that the Punjab Congress stays steeped in disaster, a poster struggle has erupted between its two most distinguished faces within the state.
First the posters of the Chief Minister emerged in components of Mr Sidhu’s Amritsar East constituency. Then Mr Sidhu’s poster emerged within the “Captain’s” dwelling turf Patiala.
The pressure between the 2 leaders, ongoing since 2019, has now escalated to a degree the place the Congress can now not put it off. Factions have gone public towards Mr Singh and accused him of an “autocratic style” of functioning.
Mr Sidhu give up the Punjab cupboard in 2019 when he was moved to what he felt was a much less important ministry. After an extended interval of silence, he as soon as once more focused the Chief Minister after the Punjab authorities suffered a authorized setback in a 2015 case involving the desecration of the Sikh spiritual textual content Guru Granth Sahib and police firing throughout peaceable protests.
The assaults went on to change into a full-fledged revolt towards Mr Singh, with a number of ministers and MLAs accusing him of hounding them with vigilance inquiries and “old cases”.
Amarinder Singh’s critics have additionally accused him of sharing a file with the management in Delhi with names of these he alleges had been concerned in corruption.
Congress MLA Pargat Singh dared the Chief Minister to make the names public. “I want to tell Captain Amarinder Singh that he must tell publicly who these corrupt people are. I want to tell him that this is his confession that he’s running corrupt government,” he mentioned.
The Chief Minister has denied any such file.