Punjab Congress Dispute: Deputy CM Arrives at Sonia Gandhi’s Residence in Delhi

The visit comes in the backdrop of the reported discontent between Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

New Delhi,  Nov 17: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister OP Soni visited Sonia Gandhi’s residence at 10 Janpath during his visit to the National Capital on Wednesday.

The visit comes in the backdrop of the reported discontent between Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

Sidhu had attacked the Channi government for failing to fill up one lakh job vacancies in the state. Earlier, the Punjab Congress Chief had slammed the state government and had urged them to not shy away from actual issues that Punjab people want to get resolved. He had also pointed out in his tweets that Punjab is the most indebted state of the country with debt accounting for 50 per cent of the state’s GDP.

Reports of discontent within the ranks of the Punjab Congress emerged when Amarinder Singh resigned as Chief Minister of the state amid a power tussle with Sidhu. Following the resignation, Congress appointed Channi as the CM, making him the first Dalit CM in the State’s history.

Channi and Sidhu locked horns with each other after the latter opposed the appointment of two ministers in the State government’s cabinet, following which the former cricketer resigned from his post as Punjab Congress chief.

Even though Sidhu has withdrawn his resignation, tensions within the Punjab wing of the party continue to be reported.

Source: ANI, Written By: Namit Kumar