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Punjab Legislators To Hold A Vital Meeting Amid Infighting in Congress

A new spark has hit the Punjab unit of Congress. Refering to “representation from a large number of MLAs”, the Congress, in a late night tweet, has required a vital meeting of Punjab legislators on Saturday.

The AICC has got a portrayal from a big number of MLAs of the Congress party, mentioning to promptly hold a meeting of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) of Punjab. In like manner, a meeting of the CLP has been met at 5 PM on September 18 at Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee office.

“AICC directs the PPCC to facilitate this meeting. All congress MLAs of Punjab are requested to kindly attend this meeting,” Congress’s Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat said in a tweet.

Mr Rawat also tagged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu in his tweet.
He also tagged Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu in the tweet.

Navjot Sidhu, who keeps on attacking his Chief Minister, retweeted Harish Rawat, then, at that point tweeted, and repeated, that a meeting has been requested.

“As per the AICC directive, Congress Legislature Party meeting has been convened at @INCPunjab PPCC Office, Chandigarh on 18 September 2021 (Saturday) 5 PM,” Mr Sidhu said.

Ajay Maken and Harish Chaudhary will be the key observers of the Punjab meeting.

However, Punjab Chief Minister has not given any reaction so far.

Previous month, four ministers and two dozen party leaders had raised a large number of grievances against the Punjab CM and said that they don’t have any believe in his capacity to fulfill the poll promises.

Telegraphing a message of unity and cooperation, the Congress party has been covering over the differences between The two top leaders in the Punjab unit.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Mr Rawat on September 8,said individuals believe that party leaders in Punjab are battling in light of the fact that the ”brave” leaders set forward their viewpoint firmly.

“Punjab is the land of braves. People there put their opinion very strongly there and it looks like they will fight. But, there is nothing like that, and they find solutions to their problems. Punjab Congress is solving their issues themselves. We are not doing anything,” said the Congress leader.

When Mr Rawat was asked about the relationship between Mr Sidhu and Captain Amarinder Singh, he said, “If there would be a dispute, it would be good for Congress.”

In last six months, the ruling BJP has changed six CMs. Most recently, Bhupendra Patel took power from Vijay Rupani as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. BS Yediyurappa in Karnataka in July and double blow in Uttarakhand, where Tirath Singh Rawat quit just four months after succeeding Trivendra Singh Rawat.

Both Uttrakhand and Gujarat are up for assembly polls next year.

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was announced the Punjab Congress chief in July following quite a while of infighting and in face of solid resistance by Captain Amarinder Singh. He has been a passionate pundit of the state government.
Barely a month after accepting the new role, Mr Sidhu keeps pulling up the government for not satisfying the pre-poll promises.

The Congress, which has just a thin gathering of states in its kitty, has been engaging leadership issues in Punjab, which is rapidly transforming into a political sinkhole for the grand old party.

The 117 seats Punjab assembly will go under polling early next year.

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