Simmering tensions within the Punjab Congress would possibly result in some other large trade via the celebration with Rajasthan minister Harish Chaudhary more likely to change former Uttarakhand leader minister Harish Rawat because the Punjab affairs in-charge.
Resources mentioned Rawat, too, has asked to be relieved of Punjab tasks to concentrate on Uttarakhand meeting elections due subsequent yr. The senior chief is the celebration’s greatest hope within the hill state the place, the prime command feels, common leader ministerial adjustments via the BJP have given it a just right shot at energy.
His most probably alternative, Harish Chaudhary, proved his mettle throughout the continued energy tussle in Punjab together with his tactful dealing with of the placement to avert a larger disaster, elevating his inventory with the Gandhi circle of relatives.
In fresh days, he has emerged because the hyperlink between Rahul Gandhi and the native management in Punjab, together with Leader Minister Charanjit Singh Channi. Resources mentioned he’s more likely to proceed taking part in a key position in coordination between the federal government and the celebration.
Chaudhary, recently the income minister in Rajasthan, had previous served as Punjab in-charge throughout the 2017 Meeting elections.
Resources mentioned Harish Rawat is predicted to be in Chandigarh as early as Saturday to present ultimate touches to the truce reached with Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, whose resignation used to be rejected via the celebration prime command. Rawat is then anticipated handy over the reins to Harish Chaudhary.
Rawat had taken over the fee ultimate yr from Asha Kumari. Although to begin with tasked with bridging the rift between ousted CM Amarinder Singh and Sidhu, Rawat’s presence used to be observed as a spice up to the anti-Amarinder camp.