Aditi Tandon and Rajmeet Singh
Press Reporter News Service
New Delhi/Chandigarh, July 15
Amid hypothesis over MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu turning into Punjab Congress president, AICC basic secretary in-charge of Punjab affairs Harish Rawat met celebration president Sonia Gandhi at her residence late Thursday night.
Requested after the assembly whether or not Sidhu was to be named state Congress chief, he replied: “I by no means mentioned that. I solely mentioned that no matter resolution is taken can be round these traces,” including that Capt Amarinder Singh would proceed as CM. In Chandigarh, CM’s media adviser Raveen Thukral termed reviews of CM providing to stop as humbug. “He’ll lead the celebration to victory in 2022 as he did in 2017,” he mentioned.
AICC basic secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is backing Sidhu after the celebration ordered a survey in Punjab which revealed his recognition, claimed sources. Forward of Rawat’s assembly with Captain on Friday, there was hectic political exercise within the rival camps of the Punjab Congress all through the day. The excitement over Sidhu being thought of for the put up of PPCC chief began after he arrived on the residence of minister Sukhjinder Randhawa the place he held a closed-door assembly with ministers Tript Rajinder Bajwa, Sukhbinder Sarkaria, Charanjit Channi and MLAs Kuljit Nagra, Pargat Singh, Barindermeet Pahra and Kulbir Zira, who’ve been important of the CM for not fulfilling ballot guarantees.
“We’re not towards the CM. We are going to abide by any resolution taken by the excessive command concerning the brand new PPCC president or Cupboard rejig,” one of many leaders mentioned after the assembly. Reviews recommend that the brand new PPCC chief can be assisted by two working presidents, one Hindu and the opposite Dalit.