Chandigarh: Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar has called party legislators and district presidents for a meeting at the state unit headquarters in Chandigarh on Monday in an attempt to resolve intensified infighting between chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and rebel MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu at the earliest.
According to media reports, Jakhar in a statement on Sunday said that the MLAs and district presidents would pass a resolution stating that any decision taken by the high command would be acceptable to the entire unit in Punjab. The passed resolution will then be sent to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
Meanwhile, MPs from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will meet at Pratap Singh Bajwa’s residence in national capital today to ask for time from Sonia Gandhi to advise her against appointing Sidhu for the post of Punjab Congress Committee chief.
The 10 Congress MLAs have urged the high command not to let down Captain Amarinder Singh “due to whose unrelenting efforts the party stands well entrenched in Punjab”.
On Saturday, Capt. Amarinder Singh met Congress state in-charge and reportedly told him that he won’t meet Sidhu until the latter apologises for his ‘derogatory’ tweets.
Amarinder Singh had said he would accept any decision taken by interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, calling the meeting fruitful and added that Rawat will take up the issues raised by him to Sonia Gandhi.
On Friday, Capt Amarinder Singh had written to interim president Sonia Gandhi, raising concerns of Congress Punjab unit seeing split if Sidhu is given charge as president. In his letter, the Chief Minister had stated that he would not contest election under Sidhu if he is elevated to the top organisational post in the state.