Amid simmering infighting inside the Punjab Congress, party’s Punjab affairs incharge Harish Rawat held conferences with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar , Rajya Sabha MPs Partap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo in Delhi on Tuesday.
Amarinder flew to Delhi to satisfy Rawat. Both mentioned party points within the state within the presence of Jakhar. The assembly continued for over an hour. Dullo and Bajwa met Rawat individually. Amarinder left the state for the primary time ever since Covid-19 pandemic had damaged out in March.
Rawat advised the CM that he would go to the state after September 21, after he was advised that Punjab was possible to offer extra relaxations within the restrictions about gatherings by that point. He would additionally pay go to to Golden Temple and Durgiana Temple in Amritsar throughout his go to, sources mentioned.
Sources in Congress mentioned whereas discussing Punjab Congress, Rawat didn’t elevate former Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu however introduced up Bajwa and Dullo and requested Amarinder and Jakhar concerning the points that have been rattling them. It is learnt that the AICC has referred to Amarinder’s criticism towards the duo to Rawat.
While Sidhu has not been on the identical web page with the CM, Bajwa and Dullo too have raised a banner of revolt towards the CM. After the hooch tragedy, they’d met the Governor and sought a CBI inquiry into the matter. Since then each have been bashing the CM on a number of points.
After assembly the CM and PPCC chief, Rawat met each Bajwa and Dullo. Both are learnt to have advised Rawat that they wished the Congress authorities to fulfil pre-poll guarantees together with motion in Bargari sacrilege and elimination of mafias together with sand, liquor, transport and medicines.
Both the leaders are learnt to have advised Rawat that authorities’s picture was hit within the state particularly after hooch tragedy and SC Scholarship Scam. They advised him that they didn’t have any private enmity towards anybody and so they have been keen to take a seat throughout the story supplied that these points are sorted. Otherwise the party will lose the notion sport within the subsequent Assembly election, they mentioned.
Rawat is learnt to have advised the leaders that he was taking the infighting as his greatest problem and he want to deliver all of the factions on the identical web page. His intention got here clear on Tuesday when he known as all party senior leaders for separate conferences with him.
“He made use of the Lok Sabha session and has started meeting the leaders. He means business,” mentioned a party chief on anonymity.
“Amarinder and Rawat know each other well. It was not that they were meeting for the first time. They were in Lok Sabha together before Amarinder became the CM. Today’s meeting was more about knowing the state,” mentioned one other chief.