Tribune News Service
New Delhi, June 10
Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh ought to steer the Congress within the election 12 months, his former Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu suitably accommodated and all sections of society duly represented within the get together, the AICC panel on Punjab affairs mentioned in its report submitted to get together chief Sonia Gandhi in the present day.
Steering away from recommending modifications within the high management amid an influence tussle between the CM and his detractors, the panel headed by Leader of Opposition within the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has reported to Sonia the dominant sentiment of state leaders. These leaders sought a course correction within the governance of Punjab by the CM however concurrently mentioned he ought to keep in cost within the bigger curiosity of the get together forward of the 2022 elections.
The panel has famous the significance of Navjot Sidhu and his voter enchantment and referred to as for his “appropriate lodging”.
The choice on Sidhu’s “lodging” has been left to Sonia after lack of unanimity on the proposals mentioned within the panel though the supply of deputy chief ministership for Sidhu was “deliberated severely together with the same position for a Hindu and a Dalit chief”.
The CM is learnt to have categorically opposed Sidhu’s appointment as state unit chief rather than Sunil Jakhar, however didn’t oppose his lodging in “one other appropriate position”. The CM was open to a change in PCC management however most well-liked a Hindu chief. The CM, nonetheless, pressured the necessity to characterize all dominant castes of the state in any management construction – be it by means of a Cabinet or get together rejig.
The last choice on Sidhu might be taken by Sonia, mentioned sources. The committee additionally made strategies to make sure the get together returns to energy in 2022 and problems with the citizens are addressed with “truthful illustration within the get together and authorities positions to Sikhs, Hindus and the Dalits,” sources mentioned.
Dismissing accusations of being inaccessible, the CM apparently advised the panel that in Covid instances the problem was not related as he had been interacting with stakeholders on-line.
KHARGE REPORT: KEY TAKEAWAYS
- Capt Amarinder Singh should keep on the helm for now in bigger curiosity of the get together
- Fine-tune the working of the state authorities, take away irritants flagged by get together leaders
- Revamp PCC to characterize each part
- Navjot Sidhu have to be suitably accommodated
- Sonia Gandhi to take name on Sidhu and PCC chief
- CM open to modifications in PCC management, prefers a Hindu or SC state chief
- Opposes Sidhu as PCC chief; Sidhu eager on the publish
- Sidhu as Deputy CM mentioned, however no unanimity but