Chandigarh: Punjab Congress Party which is in a political crisis due to the infighting between the CM Captain Amarinder Singh and state minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu, brought in the high command to resolve the dispute in New Delhi. Amid this tug-of-war, five-party MPs on Wednesday reposed faith in Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s leadership, saying people want him to continue as the chief minister of Punjab. According to a release by the party, the MPs called upon the CM to discuss the poll strategy for the 2022 elections. The Congress high command had recently set up a three-member panel to clear out differences in the state party unit and held meetings with its MLAs in New Delhi.
The Lok Sabha MPs who reposed faith in the leadership of the chief minister were Preneet Kaur, Jasbir Singh Gill, Santokh Singh Choudhary, Dr Amar Singh and Mohammad Sadiq.
They said the citizens of Punjab only want Captain Amarinder Singh as their chief minister, the release highlighted. The MPs reposing faith in Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s leadership and vision for the state claimed that the Congress will comfortably sweep the Assembly polls to carry forward the party’s ongoing development agenda for the people of the state, the party release said.
Stating that there is no challenge to the Congress in Punjab in the next Assembly polls, the MPs also added that every Punjabi will once again stamp their approval of Amarinder Singh’s leadership and vision by an overwhelming majority for him in 2022. The party MPs also stated the CM’s achievements and claimed that there is no one who can even come closer to his governance record, administrative experience and expertise which Punjab needs at this crucial juncture in the fight against COVID-19 and to rebuild the economy once again, they said.
The Congress Party will fight the next Punjab Assembly Elections united, by taking Amarinder Singh-led government’s flagship programmes and policies to their grassroots more aggressively, the MPs added. Of the 13 Lok Sabha MPs from Punjab, eight are from Congress. The MPs who were not part of the group that called on the CM are Manish Tewari (Anandpur Sahib), Gurjit Singh Aujla (Amritsar) and Ravneet Singh Bittu (Ludhiana).
(With inputs from PTI)