Amarinder welcomes resolution for Sonia as Congress chief
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.