The political tug of war between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu seems to be reaching no conclusion. While the Congress high command is planning a bigger role for Sidhu, Amarinder is in no mood to budge.
According to sources, the Congress is working on a plan to overhaul the party which may see heads of several state units be replaced. A session of All India Congress Committee (AICC) may be convened in August.
While Captain Amarinder Singh will be the campaign committee chief, PS Bajwa is likely to be the manifesto committee chairman.
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Navjot Sidhu, who had resigned from the Punjab Cabinet after he was divested of the local bodies portfolio in 2019, has been at loggerheads with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
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Navjot Singh Sidhu had met both Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday amid his ongoing tussle with Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh.
Both Rahul and Priyanka are trying to bring all Congress leaders including Sidhu on a common platform and present a united Congress ahead of 2022 elections.
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Sidhu had quit the Amarinder Singh cabinet in July 2019 after being divested of the local bodies portfolio and has been in the political wilderness since.
Amarinder Singh is ready to accomodate Sidhu as deputy CM, but the Amritsar East MLA is not agreeing to the offer, sources said.
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Sidhu is at loggerheads with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and both have publicly given statements against each other in the media, with Sidhu criticising the chief minister for not bringing the guilty to book in the Kotkapura sacrilege incident.
The panel said that majority of the MLAs are with CM Amarinder Singh and there is no need for a change of guard in the state.
Sources revealed that most of the MLAs have voted in favour of Captain Amarinder leading the party in the next Assembly election scheduled to be held next year.
Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu have been engaged in a bitter war of words. Sidhu has publicly attacked the chief minister over an SIT report on the sacrilege issue in Punjab.
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