Punjab Congress Crisis
Punjab Congress Crisis News
The Punjabi rapper, whose real name is Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, had earlier faced criticism for promoting violence and gun culture in his songs
The former cricketer-turned-politician after a meeting with Rahul Gandhi said his concerns had been resolved and that he would continue as the head of the state unit
Reports have stated that nearly a dozen Congress leaders and a few farm leaders are in talks with the Captain
The decision was taken after an over two-hour long meet between Charanjit Singh Channi and Navjot Singh Sidhu during which it was also decided that the latter would continue in his post as Punjab Congress chief
The worst of the bitter power tussle in Punjab Congress might be over. However, the behind-the-scenes political wheeling and dealin has brought the party's dirty laundry out in the open just months before elections
Making it clear that he had no intention of quitting politics, Singh said there was no question of supporting Sidhu, who was 'clearly mixed up with Pakistan and a danger, as well as a disaster, for Punjab and the country'
He further said the Congress is free to 'appoint whoever they trust', adding that he would 'exercise his options when the time comes'
Former Punjab President Sunil Jakhar has emerged as a frontrunner amid reports that the party wants to project a non Sikh chief ministerial face ahead of polls to counter AAP which is gaining ground in the state
The reaction comes after it was revealed that over 50 MLAs had written to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, demanding that he be replaced
Punjab Congress crisis reaches a cusp: Amarinder agrees to Sidhu's elevation, but no official word yet
Rawat also informed Singh that three to four working presidents of the chief minister's choice would also be appointed along with Sidhu, sources said
The newest twist in the tale came on Wednesday when Rahul Gandhi aide Archana Dalmia sent out a tweet giving Kishor a 'warm welcome into the Congress family' only to subsequently delete it
The Congress leadership is trying to revamp the party's Punjab unit and present a united face ahead of Assembly elections in the state early next year