Punjab Congress MPs discuss farm issues, price rise
New Delhi: Amidst the fast-paced political development in Punjab Congress, the meeting of Punjab Congress MPs held at Pratap Singh Bajwa's residence concluded on Sunday.
Congress MP Pratap Singh Bajwa ruled out giving directions to rebel leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is said to be the next Chief of Punjab Congress.
Pratap Singh Bajwa said, "We will follow whatever party high-command decides. There's no challenge. Navjot Singh Sidhu had come for a courtesy meet after he met Sonia Gandhi, I didn't give him any directions. At the MPs meet, we discussed farm issues and price rise."
Rumours are doing rounds that rebel Congress leader of Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu, is likely to be appointed as Punjab Congress Committee (PCC) chief. He had met with Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and top leaders and discussed ongoing developments in Punjab. The Congress high-command has to douse the infight that has threatened its preparation for next year's Assembly elections.
A day before, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu met with around 30 sitting MLAs and ministers.
According to reports, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has agreed to a Congress plan to promote rival Navjot Singh Sidhu as the party's state president and arrest the simmering revolt but listed certain terms for the solution.
Meanwhile, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Shiromani Akali Dal alleged that administration under Congress has been problematic. Covid deaths were highest in the state. Vaccines were also exploited. Instead of solving problems, be it Covid or farmers, Congress is busy fighting for positions in Delhi.