Jakhar says prepared to step down, Randhawa hints will go low profile is Sidhu made state chief

2020/10 09 23:10

Written by Kanchan Vasdev
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October 10, 2020 four:23:00 am

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With Congress normal secretary incharge for Punjab, Harish Rawat, being perceived to be backing former Cupboard Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu strongly and elevating doubts on the working of PPCC, knives are out in Punjab Congress with state chief Sunil Jakhar saying that he’s able to step down from his submit if the occasion desires to get a brand new state president.

Speaking to The Indian Specific, Jakhar stated, “I’m prepared to step down. You may get your self a brand new president who might rejuvenate the occasion and galvanise the employees.”

He was referring to Rawat elevating doubts on the working of the PPCC saying that the occasion organisation had not labored sufficient to strengthen the occasion.

Upset over Rawat’s remarks, Jakhar went on so as to add, “I want I had not learnt about his (Rawat’s) opinion about PPCC within the newspapers.”

Reacting to Rawat, he stated, “I hope you’ve gotten mentioned your apprehensions with former AICC president Rahul Gandhi and interim president Sonia Gandhi. There may be nonetheless a 12 months left to elections. The occasion is supreme and I might be very blissful if somebody can strengthen it. I bear in mind in a current CLP assembly, he (Rawat) had himself instructed the leaders that in the event that they wished to debate something associated to occasion, it needs to be at a celebration platform. He had stated he didn’t need to be shocked to see something associated to this within the newspapers. Coming from there, I hope he has mentioned the PPCC with the excessive command.”

He added: “Please get the PPCC reshuffle completed with none delay. I’m not the one who’s hankering about any occasion place. For me, occasion’s pursuits are supreme.”

Jakhar had resigned after his defeat in Lok Sabha elections from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat when Rahul Gandhi was the president. Later, after taking up as interim president Sonia Gandhi had rejected his resignation. Later, the PPCC organisation was dissolved.

Jakhar had ready lists for reorganisation of PPCC earlier than Covid-19 pandemic however these have been ready for top command’s approval.

Moreover Jakhar, Cupboard minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa too hit out at former Cupboard minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday when he stated if the occasion names Sidhu the following PPCC chief “he (Randhawa) will go low profile.”

Rawat has been strongly backing Sidhu. On Thursday, he had known as Sidhu a “Rafale” who was Congress occasion’s “weapon” within the subsequent election.

Clearly, Rawat backing Sidhu strongly is just not taking place properly with some leaders within the state Congress.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has already made it clear that Sidhu couldn’t be the PPCC chief, as he had joined the Congress solely three years in the past.

On Friday, it was the flip of Randhawa, who stated he was “damage” at Sidhu’s behaviour and physique language with him on the occasion’s stage throughout Rahul Gandhi’s presence.

Hitting out at Sidhu, he stated, “I’m damage and unhappy at his behaviour and physique language. He gave me this remedy even after I had stood by him when Akalis was cornering him.” Randhawa was earlier thought-about near Sidhu.

“He’s such an unpredictable individual. I’ve learnt my classes by no means to face up for such an unpredictable individual,” he added.

Randhawa stated: “Along with his behaviour Sidhu has not insulted me or the CM, however the excessive command. I’m a minister, my father remained a minister, my grandfather was in Congress. I’m a 3rd technology dyed-in-wool Congressmen. The leaders who come from different events mustn’t insult dyed-in-wool Congressmen.”

Referring to the incident when he handed Sidhu a slip to rush up on Rahul’s rally stage, he added: “It occurred for the primary time within the historical past of the occasion that such an honour was prolonged to a pacesetter. The occasion affairs incharge went to his home, introduced him in his automobile. The individual didn’t even respect Rawat sahib, who despatched him the slip to wind up.”

About Rawat indicating an vital place might be given to Sidhu, Randhawa stated, “If PPCC president is to get replaced no debate is finished like this. The Congress at all times sends the orders and it’s completed.”

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