Amidst the in- fighting In the Punjab Congress unit, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh is learnt to have written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday expressing reservation over Navjot Singh Sidhu’s possible appointment as the state party chief.
In a letter to Gandhi, Amarinder Singh is learnt to have mentioned that there could be an adverse impact on the party’s prospects in the upcoming and crucial 2022 assembly polls by ignoring the old guard and other senior party leaders representing Hindu and Dalit communities, sources said.
idhu, a former BJP MP, had joined the Congress ahead of the 2017 assembly polls. There are reports that he is likely to be made Punjab Congress chief.
However, Amarinder Singh has expressed his displeasure over Sidhu being given a key post, said the sources. There is also talk of appointing two working presidents — a Dalit and a Hindu face to balance the caste equations.
The names of minister Vijay Inder Singla and MP Santokh Chaudhary were doing the rounds for the post of working presidents. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is a Jat Sikh. Currently, Sunil Jakhar is the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president.