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Punjab Congressional Crisis: Amarinder Singh Says Panel Meeting Was Pre-Voting Discussion | India News

NEW DELHI: Punjab Prime Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who appeared before a three-member panel commissioned by Congress Speaker Sonia Gandhi on Friday, said the meeting was part of the party’s internal discussions ahead of the elections. of the state assembly.
“These are partisan discussions, the assembly elections will be held in six months,” the Punjab prime minister said after the meeting in the national capital.
However, according to party sources, the meeting’s agenda was to resolve the growing differences between its leaders: Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu.
“At the three-hour meeting, Captain Amarinder Singh discussed all the issues with party representatives. He brought documents and evidence about each MLA and party leaders from places where there is no MLA in Congress, and what work it has been done on whose request. Punjab CM has responded to all complaints from party leaders against it. Now the panel is compiling a report that will soon be presented to the president of Congress, “the sources said.
They also reported that Captain Amarinder Singh, who is staying at Kapurthala’s home here, met with party MPs there.
Early Monday, the panel had held its first meeting with 25 members of the Punjab board of directors in the Congress “war room” at 15 Gurdwara Rakabganj road in the national capital.
The AICC general secretary in charge of Punjab, one of the three members of the panel, told ANI that today’s meeting was the latest in a series of meetings called to resolve differences within the Punjab unit of the Congress party.
“Today is the last meeting. Our president will be out for about two or three days and we will present the report soon,” Congress leader and panel member Harish Rawat told ANI earlier today.
Together with Rawat, opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge and JP Aggarwal make up the three-member panel, which in the past two days met with 50 MLA from Punjab in the city.
According to sources, the meeting’s agenda was to resolve the growing differences between its leaders: Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Sidhu, who had appeared before the panel on Tuesday, said that he had relayed the truth of Punjab to the high command in a “loud voice”.
Speaking to media staff, Sidhu had said: “I have come to the call of the high command … I have conveyed the voice of the people of Punjab. My position was, is and will be the same. The democratic power of the Punjab people, the power of taxes must return to those people. I have been publishing the truth. The truth is tortured, not defeated. ”
Apart from Sidhu, on Tuesday one of the big names in the state unit, MLA Pargat Singh, who spoke in front of the panel, said that several MLAs had complained about Prime Minister Amarinder Singh to the panel.
Sidhu is the highest name among the leaders who spoke out against the prime minister and from a distance it appears to be a showdown between Amarinder and Sidhu. He had been targeting the prime minister for incidents of sacrilege involving Guru Granth Sahib and the 2015 police shooting at Kotkapura in Faridkot.
Before the 2017 elections, the Congress party had been assured of taking action against those guilty of these events.
Congressional leaders feel that if concrete action is not taken on this matter, the party will suffer a great loss in next year’s assembly elections.
Opponents of the Prime Minister of Punjab, who is also in charge of the state Interior Ministry, accuse him of being close to Sukhbir Singh Badal so he has not taken any action against taking action against Shiromani Chairman Akali Dal, and the prime minister of the state during the time of the incidents of sacrilege.
Meanwhile, in a major event on Thursday, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, before leaving for Delhi, welcomed party members Aam Admi, Sukhpal Khaira, Jagdev Singh Kamalu and Pirmal Singh Dhaula to Congress.

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