New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will lead the party for 2022 Assembly election in the state while Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to be named as the party chief, as per sources in the party. The Congress party has been trying desperately to the resolve the infighting that has endangered the party's campaign for the state Assembly election due next year. However, an official announcement has not been made yet, it is likely to be declared soon.
This news comes nearly a week after the Chief Minister met party interim chief Sonia Gandhi in Delhi. After the meet, Singh had said said he would accept "whatever decision is taken by the Congress high command". Whilst that meeting took place days after Sidhu met Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Sidhu had resigned from the Punjab Cabinet after he was divested of the local bodies portfolio in 2019 and has been at constant loggerheads with Amarinder Singh.
He has attacked the chief minister over the alleged delay in justice in the 2015 incidents of sacrilege and subsequent police firing. The chief minister had slammed Sidhu for continuously attacking him over the sacrilege issue and termed the former's outbursts "total indiscipline".