Chandigarh: Former Punjab Chief Minister
Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the state unit of party was
united and there were no differences among leaders who had
"On party issues, we stand united...we are close friends
... but we have independent mindsets," he told reporters here
while seeking to play down alleged differences between the
state unit party leaders ahead of presidential poll for Punjab
Singh, who is among the front runners for the post,
was accompanied by Leader of Opposition Rajinder Kaur Bhattal
and state Congress chief Mohinder Singh Kay Pee.
On the reports of some widows of 1984 riot victims
contemplating to show black flags to Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh during his propsoed visit to attend the session later
this month, Singh said "it hardly matters to the party if 10
to 12 people indulge in such activity."
As the Prime Minister was expected to attend the
function, the Congress was looking forward for cooperation
from all fronts, he said.
On the dates of AICC session clashing with monsoon
session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Bhattal said she had already
made a request to the speaker to declare an off day for the
session on the day of AICC meet.
"If it does not happen then we will chalk out future
strategy," she said.