Highlights:

  • Amarinder Singh has reportedly summoned a meeting of Congress legislators at 2 pm
  • Amarinder Singh informed his close associates that he might step down if he is side-lined and humiliated in the party
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu along with other Congress leaders has arrived at the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee office for the Congress Legislative Party meeting

Amarinder Singh, Punjab CM has reportedly summoned a meeting of Congress legislators at 2 pm, prior to the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting scheduled to be chaired later on Saturday.

Multiple reports revealed that the chief minister has expressed his concerns to Congress president Sonia Gandhi as several party leaders and MLAs close to the newly appointed state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu continued to question his leadership openly.

It is also reported that Amarinder Singh informed his close associates that he might step down if he is side-lined and humiliated in the party. However, the chief minister’s office rejected all such claims.

On the other hand, Navjot Singh Sidhu along with other Congress leaders had arrived at the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee office for the meeting while other Congress functionaries were on their way. The Party’s state in-charge Harish Rawat informed that the meeting was called by the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) as demanded by “a large number of MLAs” in Punjab.

Along with Harish Rawat, Congress leader Ajay Maken and Harish Chaudhary were also on their way to reach Chandigarh for the meeting as the tussle within the state unit refuses to settle down ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections.

Referring to the issue, Former state Congress president Sunil Jakhar shared a cryptic tweet wrote, “Kudos to @Rahul Gandhi for adopting the Alexandrian solution to this Punjabi version of Gordian knot. Surprisingly, this bold leadership decision to resolve Punjab Congress imbroglio has not only enthralled congress workers but has sent shudders down the spines of Akalis.”

On this matter, Congress leader Ajay Maken voiced, “I’m going to Punjab for the state CLP meeting. I don’t know (who all will participate) but it is a meeting of the CLP. There is no turmoil, everything is fine.”

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