Punjab Congress Crisis: Party high command suddenly convenes CLP meeting under pressure from Congress MLAs

Congress infighting in Punjab has increased to such an extent that even the party high command is now forced to act. Facing “enormous” pressure from a section of Congress MLAs in the state against Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the party high command called an urgent meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) on Friday night. The situation has become so serious that the Congress high command has sent Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat and Ajay Maken to Chandigarh as observers.

The Indian Express quoted a senior leader of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) as saying that two days ago, several MLAs had written letters to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, making it clear that the government could not proceed like this. Is. After this the high command was forced to take steps.

The party leader said that the letter was very serious. “There was strong pressure. We couldn’t ignore the letter,” he said. When asked if change is possible, the AICC leader did not rule it out and said, “We will have to wait and see what happens in the meeting.”

The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) will meet again today to find a solution to the tussle between Sidhu’s camp and Captain Singh’s camp ahead of the elections. However, a senior Congress leader from the state asked, “Why would such an emergency meeting be called?”

AICC’s Punjab in-charge general secretary Harish Rawat tweeted at 11.39 pm on Friday, “AICC has received representation from a large number of MLAs… Requested to convene a meeting of Congress Legislature Party of Punjab immediately. Hence 18 in Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee office.” CLP meeting has been called at 5:00 PM on Sept. AICC directed PPCC to facilitate this meeting.”

He also said that all Punjab Congress MLAs are “kindly requested to attend this meeting”. Soon after Rawat’s tweet, state Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu tweeted that a meeting of the CLP would be called at 5 pm on Saturday.

According to the report, several Congress MLAs, in a letter, had asked the party high command to convene a meeting of the CLP to chalk out a strategy for the next assembly elections to be held in less than six months.

The letter did not mention anything about the chief minister, but said that among other issues, the 18-point agenda set for the Amarinder Singh government needs to be discussed.

The Congress camp in Punjab waited the entire day for the announcement of the CLP meeting on Friday. Rawat had met Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday evening and it was during that meeting that the decision to hold a CLP meeting was taken.

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