Sonia Gandhi asks Amrinder Singh, Sidhu to work together

New Delhi, Aug 10 (Agency) Punjab Chief Minister Amrinder Singh met Congress President Sonia Gandhi here on Tuesday amid the ongoing feud in state unit of the party. Sources said Singh met the Congress President and raised the issue of regular statements from the new Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Siddhu against his government. Siddhu continued to take digs at the state government. The Congress President said that the party and government in Punjab should work in tandem.

Talking to the media after the meeting, Punjab Congress incharge Harish Rawat said the party president asked Singh and Sidhu to work together. “The Congress president told both of them to work together, within their respective limits and in cooperation with each other,” Rawat said. Asked if Singh was ‘upset’ with Sidhu, Rawat denied it. A pending reshuffle of the state cabinet was also discussed. On Monday, Siddhu had alleged on Twitter that there had been a delay in taking action on a report prepared by Punjab Police’s special task force (STF) on drugs, even as both leaders had made a public statement on working together. In June, a three member committee comprising of Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, J P Aggarwal and Rawat submitted a report on the infighting within the Punjab Congress. Sources said the points of the report were also discussed. Punjab goes to poll in 2022.