'I am the face of Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Punjab', says Harish Rawat after meeting with Capt Amarinder
The meeting of Rawat and Captain lasted for 3 hours, in which all the senior officers of the government were also present with recordsAuthor : Suraj Sahota
Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat has ended the meeting with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday amid the discord in the state Congress. After this, Harish Rawat said that the displeasure of the ministers and MLAs has been conveyed to the Captain, he will remove it. In a direct message to Pargat Singh and other leaders of the Sidhu camp who were questioning his rights, Rawat said that he is the face of Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Punjab.
Meanwhile, the big thing is that when Rawat met Captain in Chandigarh, Punjab Congress President Navjot Sidhu has reached Delhi. Whom he is going to meet there, it was not clear but Rawat himself confirmed it. Harish Rawat said that the 18-point agenda of the high command has been discussed with the Captain. In which the Chief Minister asserted that work is being done on all these issues. Now on Thursday, he will make a complete report and give it to the Congress high command.
Read what Harish Rawat said on diverse issues of Punjab after meeting the Captain:
Power Agreement: There are also some legal aspects to the cancellation of power agreements. The agreement between the two states has been approved by the Center and on this basis further agreements have been signed. He has told the Captain that by putting pressure on the companies, common people must be given relief. The Punjab government should give cheap electricity to the common people even before the elections. Rawat expressed hope that soon the people of Punjab would get a big relief.
Agricultural Reform Act: Harish Rawat said that there has been a discussion with the Captain regarding this. He has been asked to meet the Governor again and put emphasis on this matter, so that through this we can assure the farmers that the whole country is with them.
Drug Issue: Harish Rawat said that the Punjab government has done a great job in controlling drugs menace. However, one person is surviving due to the matter being in the High Court. The Captain has been asked to place the matter before the High Court and take this fight to a decisive point. He did not name anyone but Navjot Sidhu has often been raising cases against Akali leader Bikramjit Singh Majithia.
Bus Permit: Rawat said that in Punjab, there has been a talk with the Captain regarding bus permits. They have been asked to take action on this also.
Leadership: Harish Rawat said that there is a process of our party, according to which leadership is selected here.
Rahul's defence on Jallianwala Bagh:
Harish Rawat defended the questions raised by Rahul Gandhi regarding the renovation of Jallianwala Bagh. He said that Rahul Gandhi has raised basic questions so that the right message of these historical monuments goes to the people. He said that how the question was asked to the Captain and in what way his answer is being taken, it is also a matter to be seen. The captain appreciated the renovation.