Senior Congress chief and AICC in-charge of Punjab affairs Harish Rawat is prone to come to Chandigarh subsequent week amid the continued tussle between Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and social gathering’s state unit president Navjot Singh Sidhu, sources stated on Thursday. This comes after Congress president Sonia Gandhi had on Tuesday suggested that the Punjab authorities and the state unit of the social gathering should work collectively.
Gandhi had additionally requested Rawat to make sure that Singh and Sidhu work inside their respective limits however cooperate with one another.
Singh had met the Congress president and knowledgeable her concerning the progress made on the 18-point agenda of the social gathering excessive command.
He was additionally learnt to have instructed the social gathering president concerning the steady focusing on of the state authorities by Sidhu.
The cricketer-turned-politician on Monday had focused his personal social gathering’s authorities over the difficulty of “delay” in motion on the particular process drive’s report on medication.
Sidhu has been pushing for the implementation of the 18-point agenda of the social gathering excessive command. The agenda contains motion on the 2015 desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib and the police firing on protesters, arrest of the “massive fish” in drug rackets and rejection of Centre’s new farm legal guidelines.
Sidhu was appointed as the brand new president of the social gathering’s Punjab unit final month, however the robust opposition from Singh.
Rawat’s go to to Chandigarh additionally assumes significance within the wake of potential cupboard rejig in coming days.
The cupboard has one vacant seat. It fell vacant after Sidhu resigned as minister in 2019.
The title of MLAs Raj Kumar Verka, a Dalit, and Punjab Meeting Speaker Rana KP Singh are doing the rounds for induction in cupboard, stated sources. In the meantime, former IPS officer Mohammad Mustafa, who was one of many 4 advisors appointed by Sidhu on Wednesday, is learnt to have declined the Punjab Congress chief’s supply.
Mustafa is the husband of Punjab cupboard minister Razia Sultana.
Mustafa together with one other IPS officer had challenged the appointment of IPS officer Dinkar Gupta as Director Basic of Police by the Amarinder Singh-led authorities in 2019.
Three others who have been appointed as advisors by Sidhu are Congress MP Amar Singh, well being activist and former Registrar of Baba Farid College of Well being Sciences, Faridkot Pyare Lal Garg, and former instructor and political analyst Malwinder Singh Mali.