“The AICC has received representation from a large number of MLA from the Congress Party, requesting to immediately convene a meeting of the Legislative Party of the Punjab Congress. Consequently, a meeting of the CLP has been called at 5 pm on September 18 in Punjab Office of the Pradesh Congressional Committee.
“AICC directs the PPCC to facilitate this meeting. All MLAs in the Punjab Congress are kindly requested to attend this meeting,” tweeted the head of the Punjab Congress, Harish Rawat.
Punjab Pradesh Congressional Committee Office. AICC directs the PPCC to facilitate this meeting. All MLAs from the congress of … https://t.co/1quwjyjTfY
– Harish Rawat (@harishrawatcmuk) 1631902162000
Navjot Singh Sidhu also tweeted the same information about the hastily convened meeting and the central body is likely to send observers.
In accordance with the AICC directive, the meeting of the Legislative Party of Congress has been convened at the office of @INCPunjab PPCC, Chandiga… https://t.co/I7G4Ho7uZl
– Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) 1631902930000
The MLA have demanded that two neutral observers be dispatched from Delhi to narrate their complaints. The main drivers this time are Pargat Singh and Tript Singh Bajwa, both close to the party’s head of state, Sidhu.
Rawat met with Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday and sources said she was asked to resolve the dispute within the party as the MLAs once again began to raise voices to call the meeting.
Last month, four ministers and around two dozen party lawmakers had filed complaints against Punjab’s Chief Minister and said they had no faith in his ability to deliver on election promises.