New Delhi: Amid numerous efforts to find a solution to the crisis in the Punjab Congress, state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is set to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi today, as per latest report.
The central leadership has been putting in a lot of effort to find a proper solution of the factionalism ahead of assembly polls next year and had formed a panel that held discussions with Amarinder Singh and MLAs including Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been articulating his differences with the Punjab CM.
The central leadership is also attempting to bring about changes in the state unit by keeping the Captain Amarinder Singh in the loop while also looking at a balance in terms of community and caste.
Last week, Navjot Singh Sidhu met with former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in New Delhi and presented his side. Other top leaders of the Punjab Congress had also held long meetings with Rahul Gandhi over the past few days in the national capital.
Party leader Harish Rawat, who is AICC in-charge of Punjab and a member of the panel, had expressed hope after Sidhu’s meeting with Rahul and Priyanka that the issues concerning the Punjab unit of the party will be resolved soon.
Punjab Assembly polls, scheduled for next year, are being considered crucial for Congress as it is one of the few states where the party is still in power.