The turmoil in Punjab politics just before the assembly elections has increased the concern of the Congress high command. Congress party is facing political heat in Punjab and its effect is being seen in Delhi. How much the Congress is stuck in the middle, it can be gauged from the fact that the senior leaders of the party are publicly expressing their displeasure and differences in front of the leadership, the party has been torn apart on the Punjab issue and the country’s oldest The party has gone into wait and watch mode. Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation, Captain’s meeting with Amit Shah, Sibal’s attack on the Gandhi family, these are all such developments, it will not be easy for the Congress to find an answer.
Navjot Singh Sidhu has not only shown rebellious attitude by resigning from the post of Punjab Pradesh Congress President, but has increased the trouble of the Congress high command. At the behest of Navjot Singh Sidhu, where did the Congress know that after just eight-ten days Sidhu would put it in trouble that the party would split into several camps in Punjab. Here, adding to the troubles for the Congress, former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi and fueled speculations of a change in the camp. Although he has officially denied any such move.
Captain Amarinder Singh has recently tendered his resignation from the post of CM of Punjab. After the resignation of Captain, many things are being said about this program of his Delhi. There is a lot of discussion in the political circles that he had reached Delhi with some big initiative regarding three new agricultural laws. It is being said that they can play a big role in ending the farmers’ movement and for this they can prepare a strategy from the central government. Not only this, there is speculation that he may join BJP. If this happens, then the Congress may have to bear the brunt of it in the coming elections.
At present, the Congress has a double challenge. Earlier, only the Captain faction was angry with the Congress high command for making Charanjit Singh Channi the Chief Minister, but now Sidhu faction is also against the high command with the resignation of Navjot Singh Sidhu. It was the Congress which gave priority to the Sidhu faction in the Punjab Congress and removed the Captain from the Chief Minister’s chair. But now the situation has become such that neither Sidhu nor Captain is under the control of Congress high command. This is the reason why Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has been given the responsibility to convince Sidhu himself. Let us tell you that after a long tussle with Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Captain had tendered his resignation after being troubled by internal strife.
The effect of the ongoing turmoil in the Punjab Congress is also being seen in Delhi in such a way that the Punjab crisis has given the G-23 group another opportunity to attack the Congress leadership. The political incident in Punjab gave the ‘G-23’ of the Congress an opportunity to point fingers again at the sitting party leadership. Former Union Minister and senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who was involved in this camp, wrote a letter to the interim president of the party, Sonia Gandhi, saying that we are not 23. We will continue to reiterate our demand. Congress leader Kapil Sibal is one of the 23 party leaders who wrote a letter to the Congress president last year. Several organizational reforms were demanded in that letter.