Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], July 15 (ANI): Refuting reports that Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has resigned, his media advisor said on Thursday that the chief minister has neither quit nor offered to do so.
"Media reports of Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh resigning are humbug. He has neither quit nor offered to do so. He will lead Punjab Congress to victory in 2022 Assembly polls as he did in 2017," tweeted Raveen Thukral, Media Advisor to the Punjab Chief Minister.
Congress has finally figured out a formula to give recognition and make peace among all major players in the party's team in Punjab.
As per Harish Rawat, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary in charge of Punjab, Amarinder Singh will continue to remain captain of the team and will be the Chief Ministerial candidate for the party.
"Captain Amarinder Singh has been our CM for the last four-and-a-half years and we will go to the elections with his leadership. Captain (Amarinder Singh) and Sidhu (Navjot Singh) will work together," said Rawat while talking to ANI.
When asked if Sidhu would be appointed as Punjab Congress chief, Rawat said, "A formula has been made around this. We have also made formula for the Working Presidents."
A power tussle in Punjab Congress has been going on for almost a month where Navjot Singh Sidhu is openly rebelling against the state government by criticising the electricity crisis in the state.
The party leadership had conducted several meetings with state leaders to understand the issues and find a middle ground. Recently, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also assumed the role of a mediator and facilitated a meeting between party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu and Rahul Gandhi.
According to sources, Congress is all set to announce Navjot Singh Sidhu as the new Chief of Punjab Congress Committee (PCC) on Friday.
"Sidhu will be appointed as the new PCC chief along with two working Presidents. Sunil Jakhar, who is currently heading Punjab Congress will be adjusted in AICC," said sources. (ANI)