Amarinder wel­comes resolution for So­nia as Congress chief

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - Htpunjab - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

CHANDIGARH:PUN­JAB chief min­is­ter Cap­tain Amarinder Singh on Mon­day wel­comed the unan­i­mous resolution passed by the Congress Work­ing Com­mit­tee (CWC) ask­ing So­nia Gandhi to con­tinue as party pres­i­dent till the next AICC ses­sion and au­tho­ris­ing her to take de­ci­sions to tackle any chal­lenge.

He, how­ever, agreed with Rahul Gandhi that So­nia’s con­tin­u­a­tion at the helm of the party could not be open-ended.

Speak­ing dur­ing the CWC’S video con­fer­ence meet­ing, Amarinder also en­dorsed Rahul’s sug­ges­tion that a struc­ture needs to be put in place to as­sist the Congress pres­i­dent in han­dling the party’s af­fairs and func­tion­ing.

The CM fur­ther said he was in agree­ment with se­nior party leader P Chi­dambaram that the next AICC ses­sion should be con­vened at the ear­li­est, pos­si­bly within the next six months, to elect the new pres­i­dent. Since a reg­u­lar ses­sion was pre­cluded by the Covid-19 pan­demic, it could be held vir­tu­ally, he added.

Amarinder said he was in full agree­ment with the CWC resolution stress­ing the need for dis­cussing and ad­dress­ing in­tra­party dif­fer­ences within the

This is not done. The BJP is af­ter us (the Congress) and then, in the mid­dle of it, we find our own peo­ple strik­ing a dis­sent­ing note. AMARINDER SINGH , Pun­jab CM

party and not in the me­dia or on public fo­rums.

“This is not done. The BJP is af­ter us (the Congress) and then, in the mid­dle of it, we find our own peo­ple strik­ing a dis­sent­ing note,” he said, speak­ing im­me­di­ately af­ter Rahul’s in­ter­ven­tion ques­tion­ing the tim­ing of the let­ter. Terming as ‘shame­ful and un­ac­cept­able’ the public dis­sent by a group of Congress lead­ers in the midst of the con­tin­u­ing BJP on­slaught against the party, he said he agreed with other speak­ers on the need for rais­ing such an is­sue at this crit­i­cal time.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.