Punjab Congress infighting: Amarinder meets party panel in Delhi | India News – Times of India

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday met a three-member panel set up by the Congress high command to sort out infighting in the party’s state unit and apprised him of the efforts to unify the party as well as preparations for the upcoming assembly elections. Got it done , according to sources.
Singh met the committee headed by Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge at the party headquarters on Akbar Road here. AICC general secretary for Punjab Harish Rawat and former MP JP Agarwal are the members of the panel.
There is a war of words between Singh and his former cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu. Sidhu has publicly attacked the Chief Minister over the SIT report on the sacrilege issue in Punjab.
The Congress panel has met Sidhu, party MPs, MLAs and former PCC chiefs besides several other leaders in the last four days.
Sources said the panel has also apprised former party chief Rahul Gandhi about the developments and discussions with various leaders of Punjab.
The panel, set up by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, is likely to present its report to him over the weekend or early next week. He said that changes in the Punjab cabinet and party are certain before the assembly elections to be held next year.
Sources said that Sidhu may once again be inducted into the Punjab cabinet and promoted as deputy chief minister to make reconciliation efforts and unite the party.
The leadership is also working to replace Sunil Jhakar as state Congress chief, a position Sidhu has been eyeing for a long time. Jakhar has completed his term, but has been asked by the Congress high command to continue as the state unit chief.


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