‘Don’t let down Amarinder’: 10 Punjab MLAs urge Congress high command in joint letter

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‘Don’t let down Amarinder’: 10 Punjab MLAs urge social gathering high command in joint letter

Amid a political tussle over the seemingly elevation of Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu because the state Congress chief, not less than 10 MLAs on Sunday issued a joint assertion in assist of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and urged the social gathering high command to not “let him down”.

Seven Congress MLAs and three AAP legislators who not too long ago converted to the ruling social gathering stated Sidhu was a star and was little doubt an asset to the social gathering however condemning and criticising his personal social gathering and authorities in public has solely created a “rift in the cadres and weakened it.”

Singh and Sidhu have been at loggerheads over numerous points.

The joint assertion was issued by Congress chief Sukhpal Singh Khaira on behalf of the 10 legislators. Among the seven Congress legislators are Kuldeep Singh Vaid, Fatehjang Bajwa and Harminder Singh Gill.

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Besides Khaira, two insurgent AAP legislators who issued the assertion are Jagdev Singh Kamalu and Pirmal Singh Khalsa. Three of them had converted to the Congress in the month of June.

In the assertion, the legislators urged the social gathering high command to not “let down” Amarinder Singh, saying due to his unrelenting efforts, the social gathering stands nicely entrenched in Punjab.

They stated there was little doubt that the appointment of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief was the prerogative of the social gathering high command however on the identical time “washing dirty linen” in public has solely decreased the social gathering graph over the past couple of months.

They stated that Singh commanded immense respect throughout completely different sections of the society in the state, notably the farmers for whom he even endangered his chair as CM whereas passing the 2004 Termination of Waters Agreement Act.

Singh stood as a tall chief amongst the Sikhs due to his principled stand throughout testing instances, they stated in the assertion.

They stated Singh needed to additionally face “extreme vendetta politics” by the hands of the Badal household, for submitting corruption and disproportionate property instances in opposition to them in his first tenure as chief minister.

The MLAs stated since merely six months had been left for the elections, pulling the social gathering into the completely different instructions will solely “harm” its prospects in the 2022 polls.

They additionally supported the choice of Singh to not meet Sidhu till he publicly tenders an apology for his “derogatory” tweets in opposition to him.

They stated Sidhu ought to tender a public apology, in order that the social gathering and authorities can operate in tandem.

They stated they hoped the social gathering high command would take cognizance of their strategies and would positively maintain in thoughts the standing, contribution and background of Amarinder Singh whereas making important selections for the social gathering. (With PTI inputs)

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