The central Congress management at present sought extra clarification from Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh over a number of points and issues raised by MLAs and ministers within the state unit, knowledgeable sources have stated. He met a central workforce of the get together in New Delhi amid ongoing infighting again dwelling.
The committee’s report — primarily based on a fact-finding train — has kind of been, sources within the know instructed NDTV. It delves into the varied allegations levelled in opposition to Captain Singh, together with his responses and rejoinders to every subject raised by his critics in Punjab Congress.
Earlier this month, the Chief Minister had met a three-member panel constituted by get together chief Sonia Gandhi to resolve the factionalism forward of subsequent 12 months’s Assembly elections in one of many few states the get together guidelines.
A bit of the get together’s leaders within the state has opposed Captain Singh’s management, citing his authorities’s inaction in sacrilege instances, under-representation of Dalits, and his inaccessibility.
The Chief Minister’s current transfer to offer authorities jobs to the sons of two Congress MLAs on “compassionate” grounds has prompted a lot heartburn.
However, the central management has dominated out a change in management, on condition that elections are solely months away. The committee has emphasised the necessity for unity, which appears troublesome at this stage given Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu’s public posturing in opposition to the Chief Minister.
Mr Sidhu lately attacked the Chief Minister after the state authorities suffered a authorized setback in a 2015 case involving the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib, an emotive subject in Punjab.
His assaults subsequently become a full-fledged revolt in opposition to Captain Singh. Many in Punjab Congress, and the excessive command, are upset with the previous cricketer over this.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi will now meet Captain Singh after the committee’s report is submitted, hoping there will be some reconciliation.
However, as one senior Congress chief stated, a delay will solely worsen the get together’s issues in Punjab.