Punjab Congress MPs meet in Delhi to discuss political situation
Amid intra-party squabbling in Punjab, nine out of 11 Congress MPs from the state met at the residence of Partap Singh Bajwa here on Sunday and are learnt to have discussed the current political situation.
The MPs, however, said the meeting was convened to discuss the issues to be raised in the Monsoon Session of Parliament starting Monday. Party president Sonia Gandhi is also holding a meeting of party MPs in the evening.
Singh has set some conditions before the party leadership for Sidhu's elevation as the state unit chief, which include Sidhu tendering a public apology for the attacks made against him.
He said the meeting was convened in view of the upcoming Parliament session and to discuss the issues to be raised.
He said whoever the new PCC chief is, he will complement the chief minister to ensure the victory of the Congress party in the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab.
Bajwa has also thrown his hat in the ring, and he has held a series of meetings. These include one with the chief minister last evening, and some in the party are saying that if a Jat Sikh is to be made the PCC chief, then why not Bajwa, who has been a former president of Punjab Congress.
The party MPs present at the meeting at Bajwa's residence were Preneet Kaur, Shamsher Singh Dullo, Ravneet singh Bittu, Gurjit Singh Aujla, Jasbir Singh Gill, Chaudhary Santokh singh and Mohammed Sadique, besides Tewari and Bajwa.
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