With the hardening of stance by Captain Amarinder Singh’s camp on Tuesday night time and Navjot Singh Sidhu, identified for not stepping again and his camp refusing to tender any apology and as an alternative asking the CM to take action, the showdown between the chief minister and the Punjab Congress president seems imminent.
It is changing into more and more clear that the celebration excessive command may need needed peace between the duo however the two can’t work collectively and each side are closing their choices of rapprochement. If Amarinder’s media adviser made it clear on Tuesday night time that he wouldn’t meet Sidhu except he apologised for his tweets attacking the CM and senior minister Brahm Mohindra additionally thowing his lot behind Capt, MLA Pargat Singh on Wednesday hit again saying Amaridner ought to as an alternative apologise to the individuals of the state for not preserving his guarantees. Pargat spoke out as he and different MLAs accompanied Sidhu to Darbar Sahib Amritsar.
According to well-placed sources in Congress, Amarinder, additionally a Sidhu, hardening his stand regardless of a number of MLAs becoming a member of the Sidhu camp displays that he’s prepared for the ultimate spherical of the duel between the 2, focussing extra on inflicting injury on the latter with out caring for his remaining time period. “When his image and prestige have already been bruised with Sidhu’s appointment as the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president despite his opposition, his chair can also be in danger with several MLAs rushing to Sidhu to express their support, as was evident on Wednesday. He may have to choose between the two and his hardening stand shows that he may be preparing to not let Sidhu go unscathed. Only a bruised Sidhu and embarrassed party high command in Delhi can help him have some satisfaction of taking the revenge,” mentioned a Congress MLA.
The CM already made the job robust for the celebration excessive command as ‘communal and caste balance’ card was performed out by his camp and the PCC now additionally has 4 working presidents. Sources within the celebration’s state unit mentioned that Congress MPs becoming a member of arms with him and specifically his bete noire Partap Singh Bajwa burying the hatchet was additionally a sign that now extra focus was on making Sidhu’s life robust and to make CM’s chair elusive for him.
Meanwhile, some MLAs try to sail in two boats and displaying up on each side. A Congress MLA, who remains to be loyal to Amarinder, revealed that until Tuesday, a number of the MLAs who had earlier greeted Sidhu, went again to the CM.
With apology remaining elusive, the following spherical will be who strikes again first and the way.