Amarinder refuses to fight Punjab election under Navjot Singh Sidhu’s leadership, calls Sonia Gandhi

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Amarinder refuses to fight Punjab election under Navjot Singh Sidhu’s management, calls Sonia Gandhi

The political tug of battle between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu appears to be reaching no conclusion. While the Congress excessive command is planning a much bigger position for Sidhu, Amarinder is in no temper to budge. 

According to sources, Amarinder Singh spoke with interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday to register his protest over the celebration’s resolution to make Sidhu president of the state unit. He made it clear that the choice was “not acceptable” to him. 

Earlier within the day, the grand-old-party had finalised two working presidents for the Punjab unit – Vijender Singhla and Santokh Chaudhary. Amarinder was chosen because the marketing campaign committee chief whereas PS Bajwa is probably going to be the manifesto committee chairman, sources stated.

Besides Amarinder, high leaders within the state who’ve toiled laborious for years have additionally objected to Sidhu’s elevation. Sources additional stated that the state unit of the Congress celebration may very well be heading for a collapse if the choice remained unchanged.

Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary in-charge of Punjab, Harish Rawat has introduced that Captain Amarinder Singh goes to be the Chief Ministerial candidate within the 2022 elections. 

Both Sidhu and Singh have been at loggerheads with one another and have made public statements towards one another, prompting the celebration to arrange a three-member panel headed by Mallikarjun Kharge to finish factionalism.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has met Singh, and Sidhu has met celebration leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

READ MORE: Congress ends Punjab infighting; finalises system to take Amarinder, Sidhu alongside

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