1st June, 2021
The new Congress and controversy have come to the fore in the internecine discord of the Punjab Congress. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's camp has imposed 'fixing' in the entire case. An attempt to 'fixing' was revealed before the meeting of a three-member committee set up by the Congress high command to sort out the ruckus in the party. It is alleged that on behalf of a former co-in-charge of Punjab Congress, the MLAs were called and asked what they had to say in front of the committee. Eight ministers and 17 Congress MLAs appeared before the committee on Monday.
Recording reached to CM Captain Amarinder Singh, raised objections by calling party high command
This information reached Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. After this, the Chief Minister called the party high command and lodged an objection to this. According to the prize information, some MLAs also provided its recording to the Chief Minister. After this episode, there is a possibility of new controversy in the party.
In the meeting of the Central Committee, the leaders said - the party became the high command in the Captain vs Sidhu fight
The issue also arose during the meeting that the party high command had become a 'party' in the battle of Captain vs Sidhu in Punjab. A senior state minister also said this in front of the committee comprising Mallikarjun Kharge, Jai Prakash Agarwal and Harish Rawat that the party was being harmed in this dispute. At the same time, before the meeting, the legislators tried to explain what the meeting had to say by calling Congress secretary and Rajasthan minister Harish Chaudhary. The matter became hot when the matter reached the Chief Minister.
High level sources of the party tell that some MLA tapped Harish Chaudhary's phone. Its recording also reached Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Sources reveal that the Captain also spoke to Rahul Gandhi in this regard. However, Harish Chaudhary has denied that he called anyone. He says' I am in my Vidhan Sabha constituency in Rajasthan. I have not been in contact with Punjab legislators for a long time. '
Punjab congress seen divided in committee's hearing
At the same time, the Congress party was clearly seen divided into two parts in front of the committee. First in the morning, Congress state president Sunil Jakhar appeared before the committee. He remained in front of the committee for about 40 minutes. During this, he openly revealed the names of those running against the party and harming the party. Jakhar also mentioned in front of the committee the flaws going on in the Prime Minister.
Questions raised on the importance of Navjot Singh Sidhu
Sources reveal that the committee has been trying to find out what is the real reason behind the dispute and how it can be resolved. At the same time, in front of the committee, an MLA has even said that these days Navjot Singh Sidhu is being given a lot of attention in the party, but it should also be kept in mind that Sidhu has given Dr. Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. What was the name. A minister even said that the party high command itself is playing the role of a party in this dispute.
One section questioned the working of Captain Amarinder Singh. An MLA said that the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is doing his own thing in the government and he is never available to everyone. The issues that Sidhu is raising are fine. If Congress has to win in 2022, then issues like sacrilege and drugs will have to be shown seriousness. On Monday, 8 ministers and about 17 MLAs appeared before the committee. Manpreet Badal was called by the committee at 11 pm but had to wait for about four hours. This meeting will continue for the next two days.