Punjab Assembly elections 2022 to be fought under Captain Amarinder Singh's leadership, says Harish Rawat
Amid the fresh turmoil in the Punjab Congress, AICC in-charge of the state Harish Rawat said the party would contest the Punjab Assembly elections 2022 under the leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Addressing mediapersons after a meeting with a delegation of Punjab Cabinet Ministers and MLAs at his residence in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, on Wednesday, Harish Rawat said, "We will contest the Punjab Assembly elections 2022 under the leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh."
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Earlier, he said the party had an idea of turning up of possible issues after the organisation changes in the state unit. However, he said the Congress would look into the matter and find a solution.
Rawat said, "This thing happens in the party. When we brought in changes in the PCC, we had an idea about possible issues that may turn up. We will find a solution. Everyone trusts Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. But suddenly what has happened, why a large number of MLAs are disappointed. We will look into the matter and try to resolve it."
A day after raising a banner of revolt against Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, four Punjab Cabinet Ministers on Wednesday met AICC general secretary Harish Rawat in Dehradun. Amid the current crisis, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Charanjit Singh Channi met the AICC general secretary and Punjab affairs in-charge.
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This internal feud pours in just days after Captain Amarinder Singh on August 11 raised his concerns in front of Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi regarding the recent statements made by PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu after his appointment to the post.
According to party sources, Amarinder Singh had 'complained' to Sonia Gandhi that Sidhu's criticism of his government is not good for its smooth functioning and gives a bad impression in the public domain.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has been appointed as the president of the party's Punjab unit ahead of the Assembly elections due next year. Sidhu's appointment came after months of infighting in the state unit as the former cricket started had openly rebelled against Captain Amarinder Singh's government over several issues.