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Congress likely to get new Punjab affairs in charge

Rajmeet Singh

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, June 1

As Punjab Congress leaders and a three-member panel appointed by occasion president Sonia Gandhi maintain parleys to resolve infighting, the occasion’s organisational setup within the state is prone to see a change of guard with Harish Rawat making approach for a brand new Punjab affairs in cost.

AICC common secretary Rawat, who’s a former Uttarakhand CM, is eager on focussing on the Meeting elections in his state, scheduled across the time when Punjab goes to the polls early subsequent yr. Sources say he’s prone to be the occasion’s CM face in Uttarakhand.

Rawat’s appointment as Congress’ state affairs in cost instead of Asha Kumari in September final yr was seen as an enormous increase for the anti-Capt Amarinder camp. A Congress veteran, Rawat was tasked with bringing all factions collectively, particularly bridging the rift between the Chief Minister and his former Cupboard colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu.

The brand new occasion affairs in cost is prone to be somebody already conversant with the dynamics of Punjab politics, who may strike a stability between totally different factions.

Rajasthan income minister Harish Chaudhary, a former secretary, Punjab affairs in cost, in the course of the 2017 Meeting elections, is among the many names doing the rounds for the publish.

Celebration sources say amid infighting over delay in arrest of these concerned in sacrilege instances and justice to households of police firing instances, former occasion president Rahul Gandhi is personally intervening after a few of the ministers and MLA approached him via totally different channels.

“Reacting to the misery calls by state leaders, Chaudhary’s companies have been utilized by Gandhi to take suggestions from ministers and MLAs,” stated a minister aware of the event. Some leaders tenting in Delhi are learnt to have once more talked to Gandhi.

Based mostly on the suggestions being given by Punjab leaders to the panel, a big churning within the Punjab Congress and authorities was anticipated as many of the leaders had stated it was not a Captain Amarinder versus Navjot Singh battle, however an issue-based combat for the survival of the occasion.

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