Punjab: Trouble for Navjot Singh Sidhu? Congress MPs to meet today to discuss state unit issues

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Sunday, July 18, 2021, 01:02 PM IST
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Amid the ongoing tussle in Punjab Congress, all Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs of Congress from the state are scheduled to meet at the party MP Pratap Singh Bajwa's residence in Delhi on Sunday to discuss issues related to the state unit of the party.

"We have invited all (Congress) MPs from Punjab for a meeting to devise a strategy on farmers' issue and to discuss some important issues related to the (Punjab) Congress," Bajwa told ANI.

The meeting came amid the heightened political buzz about possible organisational changes in the Punjab Congress. While Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to head the Punjab unit of the party, 4 working presidents will be appointed with him, the sources said.

Incidentally, the meeting also comes a day after Bajwa, along with Punjab Speaker Rana KP Singh and state Cabinet Minister Rana Gurmeet Sodhi met Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh at his residence.

Meanwhile, Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is looking to cement his position in the party, met around 30 sitting MLAs and ministers yesterday.

A power tussle in Punjab Congress has been going on for almost a month where Sidhu openly rebelled against the state government by criticising the electricity crisis in the state. Congress leadership has been making efforts to find a solution to the rift ahead of assembly polls earlier next year.

(With inputs from ANI)

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