Punjab Congress truce formula: Navjot Singh Sidhu likely to be appointed state Congress chief, Capt Amarinder Singh to remain CM

Amid the infighting in the Congress’ Punjab unit ahead of the state Assembly elections, the party is likely to appoint Navjot Singh Sidhu as the Punjab Congress president. Captain Amarinder Singh will remain the Chief Minister, reported India Today.

According to the report, the Punjab Congress will also have two working presidents. A formal announcement on the development is expected soon. Congress general secretary and Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat told India Today that in the next two-three days, the solution will be rolled out. "Amarinder Singh had said he will abide by the party’s decision,” he added.

The Congress central leadership has been trying to find a way out of factionalism in the state unit ahead of Punjab assembly polls next year. It is seeking to bring about changes in the state unit by keeping the Chief Minister in the loop while also looking at a balance in terms of caste and community.

Recently, Sidhu had tweeted that the Opposition Aam Aadmi Party has always recognised his vision and work.

"Our opposition AAP has always recognised my vision & work for Punjab. Be it Before 2017- Beadbi, Drugs, Farmers Issues, Corruption & Power Crisis faced by People of Punjab raised by me or today as I present "Punjab Model" It is clear they know - who is really fighting for Punjab," Sidhu said in a series of tweets.

He said, "If the Opposition dares to question me, yet they can't escape my Pro-People Agenda ... This means they have resigned to their fate!!" "Our Opposition singing about me and other loyal Congressmen:- tum agar AAP mein aaoge to koi baat nahin.tum agar Congress mein rahoge to mushkil hogi (if you join AAP then there is no issue.if you stay in Congress, then there will be a problem)," he added.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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