Punjab Congress crisis: Congress Legislative Party meeting in Chandigarh on September 18

By Jasleen Kaur -- September 18, 2021 11:01 am -- Updated:September 18, 2021 11:02 am
The political crisis among Congress leaders in Punjab has not settled yet as MLAs have written to the top leadership demanding a legislative party meeting.

All-India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary and in-charge of the Punjab Congress affairs Harish Rawat said after consideration of requests from a large number of MLAs, a meeting of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) will be convened at the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee office at 5 pm on Saturday 18.

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"The AICC has received a representation from a large number of MLAs from the Congress party, requesting to immediately convene a meeting of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) of Punjab. Accordingly, a meeting of the CLP has been convened at the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee office at 5 pm on September 18. The AICC directs the PPCC to facilitate this meeting. All Congress MLAs from Punjab are requested to kindly attend this meeting," Rawat tweeted.

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Amid the crisis in the Punjab Congress, there have been efforts from the AICC leadership to settle the instability within the party, but there seems to be a political impasse.

Sources close to Harish Rawat have denied that the MLAs demanded to resolve the ongoing rift from party's interim chief Sonia Gandhi. However, a senior leader from the state unit of the party said around 40 MLAs wrote a letter to Sonia Gandhi to reconsider the leadership of state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and requested for a CLP meeting to discuss the matter.

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A delegation of MLAs and ministers, close to Navjot Singh Sidhu, met Harish Rawat in Dehradun two weeks ago and asked to intervene in the matter. As a result, the party is not able to give a green signal to the Cabinet reshuffle.

-PTC News

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