Capt Amarinder Vs Sidhu: Where Punjab Congress Infighting Headed To?
The Big StorySeptember 02, 2021
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Capt Amarinder Vs Sidhu: Where Punjab Congress Infighting Headed To?

As Punjab nears its election season, the chasm in Congress between Capt Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu is only deepening with both factions once again publicly lambasting each other.

Barely a month after Sidhu was made Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Chief in order to broker peace in the leadership tussle within the party, far from yielding a truce, the infighting keeps bubbling over.

While the Chief Minister criticised Sidhu and his "advisors" over their unsavoury comments on Kashmir and Pakistan, on the other side in the Sidhu faction, twenty-three Punjab Congress MLAs including four state ministers once again expressed the lack of faith in Capt Amarinder Singh's leadership.

In a bid to douse the rivalry between the party chief and the Chief Minister, Congress' Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat met both the leaders on 31 August.

While Rawat is said to have spoken to Amarinder Singh about placating the rebels, the message on the state's leadership is that the party high command is not looking to replace the chief minister ahead of the upcoming elections.

But can a truce be achieved? Where is this political tug of war possibly headed to and what lead to this fresh infighting? Tune in to The Big Story!

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