Punjab: ACEC calls congressional legislative party meeting at 5 p.m. today
The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has called a meeting of the State Legislative Party of Congress today at 5 p.m. on September 18 at the office of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. The Punjab congressman tweeted Harish Rawat: “The AICC has received a representation from a large number of Congress Party deputies, asking to immediately call a meeting of the Legislative Party of the Punjab Congress. As a result, a meeting of the PLC was called at 5:00 p.m. on September 18 at the office of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. AICC requests the PPCC to facilitate this meeting. All members of the Punjab Congress are requested to attend this meeting.
Earlier, Rawat candidly admitted that “all is not well” in the party’s state unity, torn by the power struggle between Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and CPC Chairman Navjot Singh Sidhu. What has not been said and what has been discussed behind closed doors as Rawat tries to put out fires in the Punjab Congress is the uncertainty among Legislative Assembly members as to their fate then that they deal with anti-nomination not only against the government but also against themselves. Many fear that they will not be reappointed and this concern influences their decisions.
When Sidhu was appointed head of the CCP over a month ago, there was a feeling of euphoria among the deputies. They hoped the cricketer-turned-politician would turn the story around for them with his popularity and anti-establishment stance. They had no qualms about being in the same frame as the cricketer turned politician because they knew that Sidhu had the support of the central party leadership.
The recent open rebellion against Amarinder Singh was reportedly fueled by the fear of some of the MPs not to be reappointed. They also fear that the chief minister, who controls resources and official paraphernalia, will try to make it harder for them in their constituencies, especially after they have been identified as supporting Sidhu. We learn that they complained to the high command of the party about administrative matters at the local level, such as having to deal with an uncooperative official, not having the right to have officials of their choice in their regions and even the lack of government funds for development works.
According to a leader of the Punjab Congress, the meeting of more than 30 lawmakers, where, according to the leaders belonging to the Sidhu camp, a call was made for the replacement of Amarinder Singh as chief minister, was the result of the growing uncertainty among MPs and ministers. , and the feeling that those who were identified as supporting Sidhu were being targeted by the CM.
-Enters from Soni Mishra