Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu, the recently elected President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress, has spoken out for the first time against Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh and his group, as well as the Congress High Command.


"I will neither swear nor promise," Mr. Sidhu declared at a conference of businessmen in Amritsar on Thursday, criticising the Chief Minister for taking the oath.

"I have come to the high command with one proposal," Mr. Sidhu stated directly to the high command. I will not let the Congress go from Punjab politics for the next 20 years if I live according to the Punjab model and the aspirations of these people,but if you don't let me take decision, the results would be worsen. "There is no use in being a sighted or visionary horse without judgement," he added.

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Mr. Sidhu's comments came as the Captain Amarinder Singh and his group had a dinner at Cabinet Minister Rana Sodhi's official house in Chandigarh, claiming the presence of 58 MLAs and eight MPs. The event was attended by Captain Amarinder Singh personally.

Besides, the agitation within the Congress over the last few days is not going in Sidhu's favour. Not only has he been criticised for the statements of his advisers, but on Thursday Harish Rawat, in-charge of Punjab affairs, had even said that if Sidhu did not remove his advisers, I would remove them.

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Furthermore, the recent unrest inside the Congress is not working in Sidhu's favour. Not only has he been chastised for his advisers' remarks, but Harish Rawat, the Punjab Affairs Minister, stated on Thursday that if Sidhu did not dismiss his advisers, I will do so.


Apart from that, the Ministers and MLAs who backed him in his bid to become Mr. Sidhu President have had a bad week, as they began the 'Remove Captain' campaign following a meeting at Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa's home in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Despite the statement, Harish Rawat indicated that the Congress party will fight the 2022 elections under Captain Amarinder Singh leadership.


Not only that, but about 8-9 MLAs who were present at the meeting at Mr. Tripat Bajwa's residence afterwards issued clear statements distancing themselves from the campaign.

Three of the four ministers participating in the 'Remove Captain' campaign were missing from the Cabinet meeting summoned by Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Thursday, with the exception of Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi, who voiced distrust in the Chief Minister. He attended the meeting, which was chaired over by the Chief Minister.

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