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AICC Panel Submits Report on Factionalism in Punjab Congress to Sonia Gandhi

The dispute, which initially started with the tussle between Captain and Sidhu, has been complex. The Congress panel had met nearly 50 Punjab MLAs in the national capital over the last week.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh and Navjot Sidhu to work together. (Capt.Amarinder Singh/Twitter and Navjot Singh Sidhu/Facebook)

New Delhi: A three-member AICC panel set up to end factionalism in the Punjab Congress submitted its report to party chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday, PTI sources said.

The panel chaired by Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and comprising AICC general secretary in-charge of Punjab affairs Harish Rawat and former MP JP Aggarwal has suggested accommodating all sections, castes and regions in the revamped party unit.

Though no major changes have been recommended at the top level, sources said the panel has said that Navjot Singh Sidhu should be “suitably accommodated” in the revamp.

Sources said his name is doing the rounds for elevation as deputy chief minister of Punjab. The decision will be taken by Gandhi. The panel earlier held deliberations with a number of leaders from the state ahead of next year’s assembly elections in the state.

The Tussle

The panel was formed by Sonia Gandhi to resolve the differences between party leaders – Chief Minister Captain (retired) Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu.

With just eight months left before the State Assembly elections in Punjab, the committee had a huge challenge in its hand.

The dispute, which initially started with the tussle between Captain and Sidhu, has been complex. The Congress panel had met nearly 50 Punjab MLAs in the national capital over the last week.

Even Punjab Chief Minister on Friday reached the party’s ‘war room’ at 15, Gurdwara Rakabganj road in the national capital. Earlier, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu also had met the panel in Delhi.

(With inputs from PTI)

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