Congress Cacophony: At Meet on Punjab Rout, MPs Instructed Sonia Gandhi Sidhu-Jakhar Wrangling Harm Get together

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Punjab MPs informed Congress president Sonia Gandhi that public feedback by former state unit chiefs Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sunil Jakhar “damage” the occasion throughout the meeting elections. Gandhi held a gathering with the Punjab MPs on Wednesday to take inventory of the occasion’s humiliating loss to the Aam Aadmi Get together within the state.

A day earlier than on Tuesday, Gandhi had requested the unit chiefs of 5 states handy of their resignations over the ballot debacle. Following this, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, too, resigned from his submit earlier within the day.

In his one-line resignation, Sidhu wrote, “I hereby resign as President (PPCC).”

On the assembly held to debate the occasion’s rout in Punjab, most MPs mentioned public feedback by Sidhu and Jakhar damage the occasion. Among the MPs additionally accused state incharges Ajay Maken and Harish Chaudhary of promoting tickets. Senior chief and former chief minister Harish Rawat can also be going through comparable allegations in Uttarakhand.

Anandpur Sahib MP Manish Tewari mentioned the scenario grew to become worse after the formation of the Mallikarjun Kharge-led panel, which finally led to the dismissal of Captain Amarinder Singh from the submit of CM. Tewari has been vocal concerning the infighting within the Punjab Congress, in addition to the showdown between Sidhu and Captain forward of the meeting polls.

Within the days main as much as the elections, Sidhu additionally staked declare to turn into the CM candidate of the occasion in Punjab, quickly after Charanjit Singh Channi changed Amarinder Singh. Many state Congress leaders are saying his commentary in opposition to Channi even after he grew to become CM additionally damage the occasion’s prospects, exhibiting there have been cracks throughout the occasion’s construction.

Sidhu confronted defeat from his stronghold Amritsar (East). He was locked in a high-profile contest with Shiromani Akali Dal chief Bikram Singh Majithia however confronted defeat by the hands of AAP candidate Jeevanjyot Kaur, who defeated him by a margin of 6,750 votes.

Sidhu is a three-time Amritsar MP from the BJP. In 2014 he “sacrificed” this seat for his ‘guru’ Arun Jaitley. Later, he was adjusted within the Rajya Sabha by the BJP however not discovering a much bigger position in Punjab, he give up the occasion and resigned from Parliament.

Jakhar, too, distanced himself from the occasion’s affairs within the state after Channi took over as CM. After supposedly being snubbed as a possible candidate to switch Amarinder, he has been accused of selling the “anti-Hindu” narrative that many leaders are saying may have damage the occasion’s efficiency within the state. On March 14, Jakhar had hit out at Channi and known as him a legal responsibility whose “greed pulled the occasion down”.

On his scathing assault after the occasion’s defeat within the state, the veteran chief informed Information18 that had he raised his voice when Channi was chosen as CM, there would have been no distinction between him and Sidhu.

“Why is everybody gunning for Sidhu? It’s as a result of he raised all these points, which might have been raised throughout the 4 partitions of the occasion. However I feel he performed the opposition. I had my reservations, sure. Even when Rahul (Gandhi) ji informed me to return and be part of the federal government as deputy CM, I refused. I informed him that I don’t even settle for this fellow Channi as my chief and you might be asking me to work below him,” Jakhar mentioned in an unique interview.

Jakhar had additionally focused senior occasion chief Ambika Soni for attempting to venture Channi as an asset. On Sunday, former minister and senior chief Balbir Singh Sidhu, who misplaced from Mohali, had additionally mentioned the Congress management scripted its personal defeat by giving energy to turncoats and opportunists alien to the Congress, its historical past and its tradition.

(With inputs from PTI and IANS)

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