7th June, 2021
The party high command will adopt the formula of adjustment in the state government and social engineering in the party to remove the squabbles of the Punjab Congress. According to sources, Navjot Singh Sidhu will be adjusted in the government. Punjab assembly elections are due in early 2022. With elections approaching, Congress has very limited options, so the party is adopting social engineering and adjustment policy.
According to sources, Navjot Singh Sidhu can be made Deputy Chief Minister. Along with this, the portfolios of some Dalit ministers of the party will be reshuffled and some important portfolios will be given to them so that the message in the Dalit community that the party takes full care of Dalits. In fact, BJP has thrown the dice to make Dalit the Chief Minister and Akali Dal has thrown the dice to make Dalit the Deputy Chief Minister, so the Congress will also adjust the Dalit face in the party.
Sources also say that despite the huge uproar, the party will not take back the headship from Sunil Jakhar, although it will definitely put two working state presidents with him. Out of which one will belong to Dalit community. Rajkumar Verka appears to be the frontrunner in this race, while the second working head could be the Hindu face. Since there will be a Jat face on the chair of Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister. Hence, preference will be given to the Hindu face in this post.
According to sources, the Congress High Command, a three-member committee based on Mallikarjun Kharge, Jai Prakash Agarwal and Harish Rawat, may submit its report to the party's interim president Sonia Gandhi by Tuesday and make recommendations for necessary changes, in order to resolve the discord in the Punjab Congress.
According to sources, Navjot Singh Sidhu is seen to be the biggest beneficiary of the infighting in Punjab Congress, as Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was not ready to make him Deputy Chief Minister in any case before the squabble. But the way in which the strife has been going on in the Congress for a month and the Central Committee of the party listened to all the MLAs and MPs and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh himself had to appear before the committee and explain, the freedom of the Chief Minister has also been limited. A large section of the party was pointing fingers towards the Chief Minister in one form or the other.
Sources say that in such a situation, the party can end the squabble by adjusting Sidhu not in the party, but as the Deputy Chief Minister in the government. It is also being said that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will not even be able to oppose Sidhu being made Deputy Chief Minister in the current situation. There are three ministers from the Dalit quota in the cabinet. Out of this, some important departments can be given to Charanjit Singh Channi.
According to high-level sources in the party, the formula of adjustment and social engineering can bring unity in the party. During the five-day brainstorming, everyone's concerns were about 2022. There was also no issue of leadership change. In such a situation, small adjustments can unite everyone for 2022. It is worth mentioning that after the Punjab and Haryana High Court canceled the inquiry committee and investigation report of the Kotkapura firing case related to the sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Congress leaders had opened a front against Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. After which the High Command had constituted the Central Committee.
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