Dehradun, 11 October (TNN) Rawat has clarified after Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar expressed his unhappiness over the remarks made by in-charge General Secretary Harish Rawat regarding the functioning of the state Congress.
The former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand has clarified that there is no proposal to replace the head of the Punjab Congress and his point has been misunderstood.
Rawat told TNN, there is no proposal to replace the state unit president in Punjab.
He clarified that when asked about the district committees, he replied that the formation of committees is a matter of concern. Asked whether the Punjab leaders were upset over the undue importance being given to former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, Rawat replied that everyone agreed that Sidhu should be brought on board and only with the party's consent He came to Moga's rally.
Please tell that after reports of Harish Rawat being upset with Jakhar, Jakhar had said that he was ready to step down. Sources say that Jakhar had sent a proposal for state reorganization but the matter is pending due to epidemic.
At the same time, Punjab Congress has been in turmoil since Sidhu was given importance during Rahul Gandhi's tractor rally. Before the rally, Rawat went to Sidhu's residence and then took him with him to Moga. Punjab leaders are worried that Sidhu should not be appointed as state president. Even the Chief Minister has opposed this.
Sources say that they have said that this important responsibility should be entrusted only in the hands of an old Congressman.
Jakhar resigned after his defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, but his resignation was rejected by Sonia Gandhi.
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