Jalandhar10 hours agoAuthor: Manish Sharma
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His supporters are coming out in the open with Sidhu indicating the primacy of Punjab.
After Congress’s Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat’s indication of making Navjot Singh Sidhu as Punjab Pradhan (state president of the party), the politics of Congress in the state has again heated up. The supporters of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh were still putting up posters of ‘Sadda Nara-Captain Dobara’ (Our slogan – Captain Dobara).
Now Sidhu supporters have started putting up posters of ‘Saare Punjab Di Hungar, Sidhu Is Bar’ (Voice of the whole Punjab, Sidhu this time) as soon as they get the indication of Punjab predominance. Sidhu’s supporters, who have been watching the political turn till now, are now coming out in the open.
A picture of his wife has also been put on the poster in support of Sidhu.
Battle of Captain and Babbar Sher between the supporters of both When the political battle between Captain and Sidhu started in the Congress, the Captain’s supporters came out in the open. He had put up posters everywhere in Punjab that ‘Captain taam ek hi hunda hai’ means there is only one captain.
Sidhu did not have a big role, so his supporters were silent, but now Sidhu’s supporters have replied that ‘Babbar sher taam ek hi hunda hai’ i.e. Babbar sher toh only one hota hai. It is clear that the way in which Navjot Sidhu openly targets Captain Amarinder Singh, the supporters also do not want to leave any stone unturned.
Poster in support of Captain
If there are two working presidents, how powerful would Sidhu be?
The indications being given at the moment are to make Navjot Sidhu the Punjab Congress President and two working heads from Dalit and Hindu society with him. This is being seen as a link to the political loss due to keeping the Sikh face in the posts of Chief Minister and Punjab Pradhan.
However, in such a situation, the question is arising that how powerful will Navjot Sidhu, who has targeted even Captain, be in the Congress politics of Punjab. There is talk of making Captain Amarinder Singh the chairman of the campaign committee in the next election.
In such a situation, the supporters are also disappointed that this formula of the Congress high command hardly suits Sidhu. This is the reason that a few days ago he had also tried to put pressure on the Congress high command with a tweet praising the Aam Aadmi Party.
Why the sign before the official announcement?
Punjab’s Congress MLAs and MPs had different opinions in front of the high command about whether the Captain will dominate or Sidhu’s in the 2022 assembly elections. The high command committee which resolved the discord of Punjab Congress remained silent till now.
Now before the sudden official announcement, speculations are also being made with the indication of Punjab chief to Sidhu that whether the high command is not tracking the pulse of Punjab and Congressmen. If a senior Congress leader is to be believed, whatever the speculation, what will happen till the letter is not opened in the Congress? No one can say anything.