Congress general secretary Harish Rawat on Friday met party president Sonia Gandhi and urged her to relieve him of the responsibility of party in-charge for Punjab so that he can concentrate fully on next year’s Uttarakhand assembly elections. Sources have given this information. It is believed that due to discord in Punjab Congress, he is unable to focus on Uttarakhand.
Congress sources said that during the meeting with Sonia, along with discussing topics related to Punjab Congress, requested to be relieved of the responsibility of the in-charge. Rawat, who heads the election campaign committee of the Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee, said on Thursday that he had in mind that he would urge the leadership to be relieved of the responsibility of the Punjab Pradesh Congress in order to concentrate fully on the state assembly elections.
Rawat had also said, “If my party says, if you continue this (responsibility of Punjab in-charge), then I will continue to discharge this responsibility.” have to be In Punjab, the relationship between Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and State Congress Committee President Navjot Singh Sidhu has sparked controversy several times in the last few months.
Those close to Rawat say that the former Uttarakhand chief minister is not paying full attention to his state in an attempt to resolve the dispute in the Punjab Congress, even though he is the biggest face of Uttarakhand from the Congress side.