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 occasion, the AICC panel on Punjab affairs mentioned in its report submitted to occasion chief Sonia Gandhi at present.
Steering away from recommending adjustments within the prime 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 occasion forward of the 2022 elections.
The panel has famous the significance of Navjot Sidhu and his voter enchantment and known as for his “suitable accommodation”.
The resolution on Sidhu’s “accommodation” has been left to Sonia after lack of unanimity on the proposals mentioned within the panel though the provide of deputy chief ministership for Sidhu was “deliberated seriously along with a similar role for a Hindu and a Dalit leader”.
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 “another suitable role”. The CM was open to a change in PCC management however most well-liked a Hindu chief. The CM, nevertheless, harassed the necessity to symbolize all dominant castes of the state in any management construction – be it by way of a Cabinet or occasion rejig.
The ultimate resolution on Sidhu might be taken by Sonia, mentioned sources. The committee additionally made recommendations to make sure the occasion returns to energy in 2022 and problems with the citizens are addressed with “fair representation in the party and government positions to Sikhs, Hindus and the Dalits,” sources mentioned.
Dismissing accusations of being inaccessible, the CM apparently instructed the panel that in Covid occasions the difficulty 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 occasion
- Fine-tune the working of the state authorities, take away irritants flagged by occasion leaders
- Revamp PCC to symbolize each part
- Navjot Sidhu have to be suitably accommodated
- Sonia Gandhi to take name on Sidhu and PCC chief
- CM open to adjustments in PCC management, prefers a Hindu or SC state chief
- Opposes Sidhu as PCC chief; Sidhu eager on the submit
- Sidhu as Deputy CM mentioned, however no unanimity but