The choice was taken after an over two-hour lengthy meet between Charanjit Singh Channi and Navjot Singh Sidhu throughout which it was additionally determined that the latter would proceed in his submit as Punjab Congress chief
In a bid to resolve the continued disaster within the Punjab unit of the Congress, a coordination panel is more likely to be arrange, which is predicted to be consulted earlier than any main selections by the Punjab authorities sooner or later, occasion sources mentioned, in accordance with a report in PTI.
The choice got here after an over two-hour assembly on the Punjab Congress Bhavan between Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Navjot Singh Sidhu, who had resigned from the submit of the state occasion chief on Tuesday. It has been reported that Sidhu is more likely to keep on because the Punjab Congress chief until the elections, which will likely be held early subsequent yr.
The three-member panel will most certainly comprise of the chief minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu and a consultant of the AICC, sources mentioned as per a PTI report. Whereas some state that All-India Congress Committee (AICC) normal secretary in-charge of Punjab affairs Harish Rawat would be the third individual, different report that it might be Harish Chaudhary who would be the third individual within the panel.
The AICC is predicted to make an announcement on this regard, the sources mentioned.
Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless unclear how variations over the appointment of the DGP and the AG will likely be handled.
In response to Information18, as a part of the truce plan, a panel of names will likely be despatched to the united states for appointment of a brand new DGP.
In the meantime, NDTV reported that Channi is able to accommodate Sidhu and he might drop Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota as Punjab police chief.
Simply earlier than his assembly with Channi, Sidhu attacked the state’s new DGP, alleging that he wrongly indicted two Sikh youths in a desecration case and gave a clear chit to the Badals.
DGP IPS Sahota was head of SIT investigating Beadbi case beneath Badal Govt, he wrongfully indicted two Sikh youth for sacrilege & gave clear chit to Badals. In 2018, I together with INC Ministers, then PCC Pres & current Residence Minister assured them of our help in struggle for Justice. https://t.co/yX3TT17fCv pic.twitter.com/aQpJ9xq0KQ
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) September 30, 2021
The desecration of a spiritual textual content allegedly occurred in Punjab’s Faridkot district in 2015, whose investigation was handed over by the then Parkash Singh Badal-led authorities to an SIT led by present DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota.
Sahota was given the extra cost of the state’s DGP by the Charanjit Singh Channi-led authorities.
In addition to Channi and Sidhu, the assembly was attended by senior Congress chief and central observer Harish Chaudhary, minister Pargat Singh and Punjab Congress working president Kuljit Nagra, the sources mentioned.
Minister Raj Kumar Verka, MLAs Inderbir Singh Bolaria, Avtar Singh Junior and PPCC working president Pawan Goel had been in one other room, they mentioned.
There was no press briefing after the assembly between Sidhu and Channi.
Channi left the venue round 6 pm whereas Sidhu got here out about half an hour later.
No occasion chief spoke to the media after the assembly concluded.
Earlier within the day, Sidhu reached Chandigarh from Patiala to fulfill Channi. The assembly got here a day after Channi reached out to him and provided to resolve points by talks.
The event within the Punjab Congress comes on a day when former chief minister Amarinder Singh was in Delhi and advised NDTV he would stop the Congress, which he asserted was going downhill with senior leaders being ignored.
However Amarinder scotched hypothesis of his becoming a member of the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP).
Former state occasion chief Sunil Jakhar additionally mentioned there must be an finish to makes an attempt to undermine the authority of the Punjab chief minister repeatedly.
Jakhar mentioned “aspersions” being forged on the collection of the state’s advocate normal and state police head had been really “questioning the integrity of the CM”.
Jakhar was obliquely referring to Sidhu who had raised questions over the appointments of the director normal of police and the state’s advocate normal.
“Sufficient is sufficient. Put an finish to makes an attempt to undermine the authority of CM repeatedly. Aspersions being forged on the collection of AG & DGP is definitely questioning the integrity/competence of CM and Residence Minister to ship outcomes,” he mentioned.
Sufficient is sufficient. Put an finish to makes an attempt to undermine the authority of CM repeatedly. Aspersions being forged on collection of AG & DGP is definitely questioning the integrity/competence of CM and Residence Minister to ship outcomes. It’s time to place the foot down and clear the air.
— Sunil Jakhar (@sunilkjakhar) September 30, 2021
“It is time to put the foot down and clear the air,” tweeted Jakhar.
With inputs from PTI