Congress’s Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat had said a few days ago that all is not well in Punjab Congress. The period of differences between the party leaders is still going on. The high command also wants to resolve the issue at the earliest. At the same time, Harish Rawat even appealed to the high command to relieve him of the responsibility of Punjab in-charge, but in the meantime, the letter written to Sonia Gandhi has raised the political temperature in Punjab.
The genie of the tribulation in the Punjab Congress is not coming down from the shoulders of Harish Rawat, the former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and in-charge of Punjab Congress affairs. Although he has also urged the party high command to relieve him of the responsibility of Punjab citing the Uttarakhand assembly elections, the high command is also adamant about getting the Punjab Congress treated at his hands. In the latest development, the high command has once again asked him to reach Chandigarh and hold talks with the opposition camp.
According to party high command sources in New Delhi, several MLAs, who are mobilizing against Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, have once again shown a rebellious attitude and demanded from party president Sonia Gandhi to convene a meeting of the Punjab Legislature Party, in which the MLAs be given an opportunity to present his case. It is learned that these MLAs have sent a letter to Sonia Gandhi in this regard, pointing fingers at the performance of Captain and demanding his removal from the post of Chief Minister. Along with this, the demand of sending two observers to Chandigarh to call the meeting of the legislature party has also been raised with the high command.
It is also being said that the letter sent to Sonia Gandhi has been written by Cabinet Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, on which Bajwa refused to say anything on Thursday. In fact, none of the Punjab Congress leaders in Chandigarh have confirmed any such letter. On the other hand, Harish Rawat met Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi in New Delhi on Wednesday, about which it is being said that Rawat has been asked to resolve the issue of Punjab Congress at the earliest. Harish Rawat, who is about to start his yatra from Haridwar on September 18 for Uttarakhand elections, can reach Chandigarh before that.
Randhawa furious over writing letter to Sonia
On Thursday, when Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa was asked questions by reporters on the discussion of writing a letter to Sonia Gandhi by the anti-captain camp, he got angry. He did not give a direct answer to the question and said – the letters you are talking about, I will only say that does not make Punjab politics so dirty and do not defame politicians among the people.