Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh can be collaborating within the Congress social gathering operate on July 23, the place his detractor Navjot Singh Sidhu will take cost as Punjab Congress president together with 4 working presidents.
Ahead of the operate, the Chief Minister has invited all Congress legislators, Members of Parliament and senior social gathering leaders to Punjab Bhawan on Friday, asking them to go away collectively for the set up of the brand new Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee crew on the social gathering workplace.
“Chief Minister @Capt_Amarinder Singh has invited all @INCPunjab MLAs, MPs and senior party functionaries at Punjab Bhawan for tea at 10 am on Friday. They will all then go to Punjab Congress Bhawan together from there for the installation of the new PPCC team,” stated a tweet from Chief Minister’s official deal with on Thursday.
After Mr. Sidhu’s elevation as Punjab Congress chief, Capt. Amarinder has been sustaining that he wouldn’t meet the previous except he (Mr. Sidhu) publicly apologised for his personally derogatory social media assaults towards him (Capt. Amarinder).
The All India Congress Committee on July 18 appointed Mr. Sidhu as president of the Punjab Congress Committee, and 4 working presidents — Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Pawan Goel, and Kuljit Singh Nagra.
Mr. Nagra and Mr. Gilzian prolonged the invitation to the Chief Minister, which was signed by over 50 legislators, together with Mr. Sidhu. The transfer is being seen as a present of power and a strain tactic within the backdrop of Capt. Amarinder’s continued opposition to Mr. Sidhu’s elevation as the social gathering’s State chief .
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) hit out on the Congress, saying that the Congress excessive command had already accepted that its authorities had “failed Punjabis miserably” and the social gathering was now making an attempt to wash away its non-performance by bringing a couple of change of face in its Punjab unit.
Former minister and senior SAD chief Daljit Cheema stated, “It is a fact that Congress legislators had informed the party high command that they would not be able to enter villages because the State government had not fulfilled any of the promises made to the people. The high command admitted this failure by handing over an 18-point to-do list to the Chief Minister. It simultaneously appointed Navjot Sidhu as the Pradesh Congress President to shift the blame for the party’s non-performance on Capt Amarinder.”
Mr. Cheema stated such “cheap political moves” by the Congress social gathering wouldn’t work with Punjabis. “Mr. Sidhu was part and parcel of the non-performing Congress government. Mr. Sidhu should first admit his failure to do anything for the welfare of the people and tell Punjabis when they would get a ₹85,000 crore farm loan waiver as promised by his government and party. He should also disclose when the promised 25 lakh jobs would be given to youth and give a timeline for the eradication of the drug menace, etc.,” Mr. Cheema stated.
Mr. Cheema stated that each the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had been working in cohort to “deceive Punjabis”. “The AAP is working as a ‘B team’ of the Congress party even as it professes to work for the welfare of Punjabis, but is actually following an anti-Punjab agenda, be it on the issue of river waters, stubble burning, or the recent move to force closure of thermal plants in Punjab,” he alleged.