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Sidhu Cannot Be Made Deputy CM or State Social gathering Chief, CM Amarinder Singh Tells Congress Committee


Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has informed the Congress committee in Delhi final week that Navjot Singh Sidhu can’t be made the Deputy Chief Minister or the state occasion chief and warranted motion within the sacrilege-police firing circumstances could be taken properly earlier than the Punjab polls.

Sources stated Singh, who’s gearing as much as take the occasion into elections beneath his management and stated elevation of Sidhu as Deputy CM or PCC Chief may upset management equations within the state unit.

“The CM has said that Sidhu can rejoin the Cabinet and a post is vacant for him. He has made it clear that Sidhu cannot be made the PCC chief as there are many other senior leaders in the party unit who are eligible for that post. Also, both positions – the CM and the PCC Chief – cannot go to Jat Sikhs,” a supply conscious of the deliberations informed News18.

Singh actually pointed to the committee that Sidhu has been on form of a rebellious path currently by making statements in opposition to his authorities.

The very fact isn’t misplaced upon the Excessive Command that it’s Captain Amarinder Singh who has all the time received elections for the Congress in Punjab and put up an amazing efficiency within the final Lok Sabha elections, sources added.

Different Congress leaders, who appeared earlier than the committee, additionally didn’t appear to again Sidhu for both of the 2 high posts (deputy CM or PCC chief) however at the least two of them informed News18 that the Excessive Command appears inclined to retain Sidhu in a good place, in all probability with a outstanding function within the marketing campaign, and didn’t need him to defect to Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP).

One other supply stated that the CM had actually requested the committee to rein in leaders like Sidhu and Partap Singh Bajwa who had been performing like opposition events in Punjab whereas SAD, AAP and BJP have fallen by the sidelines.

On the delicate difficulty of delay in motion within the sacrilege-police firing circumstances of 2015, the CM has assured the committee {that a} new SIT is on the job and motion may comply with in a few a months, properly earlier than the Punjab elections scheduled in eight months.

In addition to, he has knowledgeable the committee that his authorities can be contemplating a Particular Depart Petition (SLP) within the Supreme Court docket in opposition to the Excessive Court docket’s resolution of quashing the sooner SIT’s probe into the incidents.

Most Congress leaders who appeared earlier than the committee stated the delay in motion within the case was a significant concern and will price the occasion within the upcoming elections as the identical was a giant pre-poll promise within the 2017 Punjab elections. A supply stated a lot of the probe was full earlier than the HC intervened to quash it because the Badal household questioned the pre-conceived notion of the probe given a police officer of the sooner SIT had been very vocal.

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