Chandigarh: In a latest development in Punjab politics Captain Amarinder Singh may skip the legislators meet which is scheduled at 5 pm today. He is likely to give his resignation to the governor. According to media reports he is in contact with senior leaders of BJP.
On other hand, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has said the end is near for Congress as they don’t care about the people of Punjab, “Looking at Congress infighting, Punjab says – Khatam! Bye Bye! Tata! Goodbye! “Congress’ greedy naked face is now EXPOSED. Congress doesn’t care about the people of Punjab. People of Punjab don’t want an unstable greedy govt of Congress.”
In a recent report, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is purportedly told to quit as the Chief Minister by Congress president Sonia Gandhi. This comes after the announcement of the emergency meeting of Punjab MLAs today at 5 pm which was announced last night.
Sources say over 50 of 80 Punjab Congress MLAs wrote to Sonia Gandhi demanding that Amarinder Singh be replaced as Chief Minister, forcing the party to call the emergency meeting of MLAs. Amarinder Singh as per NDTV sources said this morning that he won’t tolerate the humiliation.
The emergency meeting which will be held in the evening is said to be significant as many important decisions will be taken in the same. One of them being the appointment of a new CM in case Amarinder Singh quits the position.
This comes a day after at least 40 legislators wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, seeking a CLP meeting to chalk out a strategy for the Punjab polls in 2022 amid ongoing tussle between Amarinder and Sidhu. The leaders had shot off a letter apparently against Captain, alleging that hardly anything was being done towards fulfilment of the 18-point programme issued by the party high command.
The meeting, just days after the party brokered a tenuous detente between Amarinder Singh and his in-house rival Navjot Singh Sidhu, signaled a leadership change in the Punjab Congress government months before state polls.
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