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Congress to contest Punjab polls under Amarinder Singh’s leadership, says Harish Rawat

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The Congress will contest the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the party’s in charge of the state Harish Rawat said on Wednesday, according to ANI.

Rawat’s statement came a day after 23 party MLAs, including four ministers, held a meeting in which they demanded Singh’s removal from the chief minister’s post. One of the ministers, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, said that the group will write to the party’s central leadership and meet interim party president Sonia Gandhi regarding the matter, NDTV reported.

The group also met Rawat on Wednesday, according to News18.

Commenting on the matter, Rawat said that the party was aware that “possible issues” might crop after the party made changes to the Punjab Congress Committee. “We will find a solution,” he told ANI. “Everyone trusts Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. But suddenly what has happened, why a large number of MLAs are disappointed. We will look into the matter and try and resolve it.”

On July 18, the Congress appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu the chief of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.

Rawat told News18 on Wednesday that Singh had welcomed the decision of the party high command to appoint Sidhu as the chief of its unit in Punjab. Rawat added that the decision was not taken without…

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