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‘Elections in Punjab to be fought under Navjot Sidhu…baffling', Sunil Jakhar on Rawat's statement

Press Reporter Internet Desk

Chandigarh, September 20

The disaster and infighting within the Punjab Congress continues at the same time as Capt Amarinder Singh stepped down from chief ministership and Charanjit Singh Channi took over because the chief of the Congress Legislature Occasion.

Sunil Jakhar, who was a frontrunner to switch Capt Amarinder Singh, hours earlier than the swearing-in of Channi, tweeted: “Elections to be fought below Sidhu”, is baffling.”

He wrote: “On the swearing-in day of Sh @Charnjit_channi as Chief Minister, Mr Rawat’s assertion that “elections might be fought below Sidhu”, is baffling. It’s more likely to undermine CM’s authority but in addition negate the very ‘raison d’être’ of his choice for this place.”

Defending Sidhu, Congress chief Harish Rawat chatting with media, mentioned: It (celebration face for upcoming state polls) might be determined by Congress president, however given the circumstances, elections might be fought with CM’s cupboard below Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, whose chief is Navjot Singh Sidhu. He’s very fashionable.”

Reacting to Jakhar’s tweets, the BJP, too, took a dig at Harish Rawat.

BJP IT Cell head Amit Malviya mentioned: “This can be a enormous insult to all the Dalit neighborhood if Charanjit Singh Channi has been made the CM, solely to carry the seat for Navjot Singh Sidhu, the chosen Gandhi household loyalist. This fully undermines the Dalit empowerment narrative being peddled by the Congress. Disgrace.”

Former state Congress chief Sunil Kumar Jakhar, who was within the reckoning for chief minister’s publish, on Sunday is claimed to have refused to be appointed as a deputy CM. Former Union minister Ambika Soni held late night time conferences with celebration chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi not less than twice on Sunday and has some function within the appointment of the brand new Chief Minister. It was her assertion in favour of a Sikh chief minister that went in opposition to the best choice, Sunil Jakhar.

In July, Navjot Singh Sidhu was appointed Punjab Congress chief amid escalating rigidity the place he changed Jakhar.

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