A day after the three-member panel submitted its report back to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Punjab CM spent his day assembly MLAs at his official residence, whereas the dissenters determined to attend for a phrase from the occasion excessive command. Amid all this, state Congress chief Sunil Jakhar mentioned that he could be comfortable to step apart if doing that will strengthen the occasion. Jakhar was responding to hypothesis that he could be changed as PPCC chief.
On Friday, Amarinder spend the day figuring out of his official residence. In keeping with sources, a couple of MLAs had complained to the three-member panel that Amarinder was not accessible for conferences as he largely stayed at his private farm home – Mohinder Bagh — in Parol village close to Chandigarh.
Amarinder had shifted to his farm home about two years in the past earlier than the Covid pandemic. Ever since, he was seen at his official residence hardly ever. Amid Covid, he has been attending a lot of the conferences, together with the Cupboard and different official conferences, nearly.
A gaggle of MLAs, led by Kuldip Singh Vaid met the CM at his official residence Friday. This group included MLAs Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, Satkar Kaur, Dr Harjot Kamal, and Balwinder Singh Laddi.
Talking in regards to the assembly with MLAs on Friday, sources mentioned that amid dissenting voices towards Amarinder, Vaid was instrumental in getting these MLAs collectively and meet the CM. A couple of days in the past, 5 occasion MPs had additionally met the CM at his personal residence.
One of many MLAs mentioned that they’d simply gone to get their pending works performed. One other MLA Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa was additionally amongst those that met the CM, however individually, at his official residence.
Bajwa is the youthful brother Partap Singh Bajwa, who has been against the CM. Fateh Bajwa was additionally among the many dissenting voices earlier siding with the group of Cupboard ministers Sukhjinder Randhawa and Charanjeet Channi.
Curiously, Balwinder Laddi can be thought of Partap Bajwa’s aide. His presence at CM’s residence is a curious case, sources mentioned.
Dissenters wait and watch
Congress leaders, who had raised a banner of revolt towards Amarinder, in the meantime, have adopted a watch and watch coverage after the committee submitted its report and reportedly mentioned that Amarinder was firmly in saddle.
A member of the dissenters group mentioned that they’d await AICC chief Sonia Gandhi to behave.
“We are going to see what she does. After that we’ll react,” the Congress chief mentioned.
‘Panel incorrect in making it Capt vs Sidhu’
Nevertheless, Cupboard Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa mentioned that the committee had unfairly made it a combat between CM and Navjot Sidhu.
“For us it isn’t a combat between Navjot and CM. For us, it’s a combat for the survival of the Congress. We by no means went there to say that Navjot Sidhu must be made the CM. We instructed them that we got here to energy by swearing by Gutka Sahib that we’ll eradicate the menace of medicine. We promised justice in Bargari and Behbal Kalan. We additionally promised cancellation of PPAs and elimination of mafia rule. The place can we stand immediately? If the committee needed to make it a combat between him and Sidhu, why had been we known as there? They need to have heard them each and accommodated Sidhu wherever they wished,” mentioned Randhawa.
He added: “The committee has made it a combat between Captain and Sidhu. What had occurred to our points? If the committee wished then they need to have known as each of them. Why had been we known as? Why was out time wasted?”
Able to resign: Jakhar
PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar Friday mentioned he was able to resign if his resignation would assist the Congress change into stronger.
Speaking to the media on Friday, Jakhar mentioned, “If the Congress turns into robust by eradicating Sunil Jakhar, then that should be performed immediately…If occasion is strengthened with my resignation, I’m able to resign. I could make any sacrifice for the occasion. Sunil Jakhar won’t ever be an obstacle in the best way of Congress’ unity and energy. If Congress is strengthened, I’m able to resign,” he mentioned.
His response got here after the committee reportedly indicated that there could also be adjustments within the occasion organisation in Punjab.
Jakhar had handed his resignation to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh throughout a stormy Cupboard assembly earlier. The CM had, nonetheless, torn his resignation.
When requested that the panel has mentioned that Amritsar MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu must be “suitably accommodated” within the revamped unit, Jakhar agreed that he ought to get a “respectable place”. Nevertheless, he instructed reporters that they need to not speculate over the panel report.
“Let the committee’s report come, you shouldn’t do guess work on that. I’ve not learn the report,” he mentioned.
Demand for SC CM
Joginder Singh Mann, former minister and Congress chief in a letter to Sonia Gandhi has demanded that the Congress ought to title an SC chief as Punjab CM.
He mentioned that the “present deadlock between Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and stalwart Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has lowered the morale of Congress employees and has given power to the opposition events to lift finger on the present authorities. Ending the standoff between each the massive weapons of the occasion is the necessity of hour to deliver the Congress occasion again into energy and save the state”.
He mentioned he was related to the Congress occasion since 1972 and had been a former minister, and an MLA thrice.
“I had sought time from Congress panel. Nevertheless, I used to be not capable of get time to flag my concern about prevailing disaster in occasion,” he mentioned.
“In wake of your complete prevailing scenario, I’ll wish to request you to nominate a pacesetter from the SC group as Chief Minister of the state for remaining interval of six months. Punjab is to go for polls early subsequent yr and the infighting is just not signal. Appointment of an SC chief as Chief Minister won’t solely steal the thunder from the opposition however may even give new vigour to occasion to contest ensuing polls. This transfer may even assist in satisfying the grudges of each Captain Amarinder Singh and Sidhu towards one another and each will collectively work for guaranteeing win of the occasion,” he mentioned.