Amarinder Singh to lead Punjab poll campaign? Harish Rawat does a course correction
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Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat did an apparent course correction on Monday after MLA Pargat Singh asked him when it was decided that the Punjab election would be fought under the leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh.
In an apparent clamp down on his earlier remark, Harish Rawat said one should not be impatient.
"We have many national faces, including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. At local level also, we have several faces, like Captain Amarinder Singh, Navjot Singh Sidhu and even Pargat Singh himself. One should not be impatient. I know when and what I need to say," Harish Rawat said.
Last week, Harish Rawat made it clear that the next assembly election would be fought under Amarinder Singh's leadership. The former Uttarakhand chief minister is slated to visit Punjab soon after he briefed Rahul Gandhi on the infighting in the Punjab Congress unit last week.
The factions supporting Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and state unit president Navjot Singh Sidhu have been engaged in a fresh war of words.
On Monday, PCC general secretary (organisation) Pargat Singh said a Congress panel had clearly stated that the 2022 Punjab election would be fought under the leadership of party president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. "It was decided that the next poll in Punjab will be contested under the leadership of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. Harish Rawat should tell when it was decided that the poll will be fought under Captain Amarinder Singh's leadership," Pargat Singh said.