Amid a rift in Punjab Congress, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday wrote a letter to Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi, expressing apprehensions on the possible appointment of Navjot Singh Sidhu as state party chief.
As per the sources, he said, in its letter to Sonia Gandhi, that the Congress high command was forcibly interfering in the politics of the Punjab government and the Punjab Congress.
The Congress high command should understand the state of Punjab, he said. Adding, Captain Amarinder Singh said that the situation in Punjab was not so favorable. Both the party and the government may have to bear the loss of interference and decisions being made by the high command in the party in the days to come.
The sources revealed that Navjot Singh Sidhu's appointment as Punjab Congress president was stuck because of this letter of Captain Amarinder Singh.
Amid efforts to end the rift in Punjab Congress, the party's General Secretary In-charge of the state unit, Harish Rawat would visit Chandigarh on July 17, to meet CM Captain Amarinder Singh.
Punjab CM has been adamant on his stand that if Sidhu would be appointed as party chief then the party would break into two parts.