Cong. panel bids to quell Punjab factionalism
Committee shaped by Sonia meets MLAs within the wake of CM-Sidhu spat over 2015 sacrilege difficulty
As factionalism in Punjab reached a disaster level, a three-member Congress committee began assembly lawmakers from the State to work out an amicable answer.
With Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and senior celebration chief Navjot Sidhu on a conflict path over the 2015 sacrilege difficulty, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has tasked Opposition chief within the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress basic secretary in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat and senior chief J.P. Agarwal to dealer peace.
“The meeting was for manthan [brainstorming]. It’s not about any individual but Punjab and the Congress. These meetings will take place over three days and MLAs, MPs and senior leaders will share their views on how to consolidate the position,” Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar instructed reporters after he met the panel.
For the previous a number of weeks, Mr. Sidhu has been attacking the Amarinder Singh authorities for failing to maintain the earlier Parkash Singh Badal-led Akali authorities chargeable for the 2015 Kotkapura firing incident following the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab’s Faridkot.
“Those who have given orders and killed unarmed Sikhs will not be spared,” responded Mr. Jakhar with out naming anybody.
Supporters of the Chief Minister argued that Mr. Sidhu’s open insurrection can’t happen with out the tacit assist from the celebration excessive command because the cricketer-turned-politician is understood to be shut to former celebration chief Rahul Gandhi and basic secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Captain Singh’s loyalists additionally objected to Mr. Gandhi reportedly talking to a few of the Punjab MLAs by means of an aide forward of their assembly with the three-member panel.
Apart from Mr. Sidhu, the Chief Minister additionally faces problem from former Punab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa and Samsher Singh Dullo.
Among those that met the panel included Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and Ministers Tript Bajwa, Brahm Mohindra, O.P. Soni, Rana Sodhi, Sukhjinder Randhawa amongst others. The end result of those conferences shall be vital because the celebration is searching for to revamp its Punjab unit earlier than Assembly elections.