Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat returned to Delhi from Chandigarh on Thursday and said ‘all is not well’ in the state party unit.
Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat said “all is not well” in the state party unit even as he praised the work done by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
“I don’t want to hide from you. All is not well in Punjab Congress. The government did some very good work that we could not appreciate,” Harish Rawat said on Thursday.
Harish Rawat’s remarks come a day after he met Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu separately in Chandigarh to iron out the differences between the warring factions.
Harish Rawat had conveyed to the disgruntled Congress leaders the party high command’s decision on not replacing the chief minister in view of the upcoming state election.
Rawat said he had talks with Navjot Sidhu regarding the expansion of the organisation in Punjab and other issues. “It is not necessary that every person’s views should be the same. It can be different on many issues,” Rawat said.
The former Uttarakhand chief minister also made it clear that he did not have any conversation with Amarinder Singh regarding Cabinet rejig. “This issue has been raised by the media. I have not had any conversation with Captain Amarinder Singh,” Rawat said.
The remarks come amid speculation that Harish Rawat was informed about the removal of two ministers, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, close to Sidhu.
Both were among four Cabinet ministers, apart from Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria and Charanjit Singh Channi, who recently sought the replacement of the Punjab chief minister. They had said they “lost faith in him (CM)” over unfulfilled promises.