The dispute between Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu in Punjab Congress has reached its peak. The top leadership of the Congress has thrown all its might to end the party’s infighting in Punjab. Party President Sonia Gandhi has constituted a high-level committee to resolve the dispute. It is said that behind the scenes, Rahul Gandhi himself is busy resolving the entire dispute. Committee members Mallikarjun Kharge, Harish Rawat, JP Agarwal have spoken separately to the MLAs of Punjab in Delhi. On Tuesday, Sidhu had presented his side before the committee. On the other hand, Captain Amarinder Singh can present his side on Thursday. Efforts are on for a three-member committee constituted by the high command to resolve the conflict of Punjab Congress. The committee is already talking to the ministers and MLAs of Punjab. At the same time, Rahul Gandhi himself is calling the MLAs and taking information about the situation of the party in the state.
MLAs Sangat Singh Giljian and Gurkeerat Singh Kotli said that the leaders of Punjab have informed Rahul Gandhi about the current situation of the state unit. Also, the main reason for the controversy has been told that no action has been taken against the Badal family in the sacrilege and Kotkapura firing case. The MLAs have also made it clear to Rahul Gandhi that if the culprits of sacrilege are not punished, then it will not be possible for Congress to stand firmly in the next elections.
At the same time, the list of angry leaders within the party will also increase, which will harm Congress itself. Meanwhile, the three-member committee held talks with 66 ministers, MLAs, and senior leaders of the state on Monday and Tuesday. The committee has also held talks with state chief Sunil Jakhar and advisor to the chief minister, Captain Sandeep Sandhu. On the other hand, apart from all the cabinet ministers, Navjot Singh Sidhu, the most vocal MLA among the angry leaders, has also put his point before the committee. Captain Amarinder Singh will also place his point before the committee. After this, the committee will submit its report based on the opinion of all the leaders, on which the final decision will be taken by the high command.
Discussion: Preparations to calm the tussle by giving Sidhu the post of state head
In the midst of its efforts to resolve the dispute, the high command has also started searching for a consensus option. According to party sources, the high command has understood that the main issue is the non-resolving of sacrilege cases and the angry camp will not be ready for any compromise.
The high command is also of the view that giving Navjot Sidhu the post of Deputy Chief Minister may anger the Captain camp. In such a situation, a mutual tussle in the party can be pacified by giving Sidhu the post of state head. In this way, the high command can also increase pressure on the Captain Government on the issue of sacrilege.