Capt meets Rahul on Punjab leadership crisis

  • Sukhdeep Kaur, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Feb 15, 2015 00:24 IST

Amid raging infighting in Punjab Congress, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met former Punjab CM and deputy leader in Lok Sabha, Captain Amarinder Singh.

Rahul had already met Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa after his meetings with state MLAs, a majority of whom chorused for leadership change accusing Bajwa of not being a team leader and following a "divisive" agenda.

However, Bajwa had claimed to have got Rahul's backing after his meeting and announced that the Congress vice-president would kickstart a campaign against "anti-farmer" policies of the Narendra Modi regime from Punjab in March.

Rahul was expected to meet Amarinder after the Delhi elections. Coming after complete wipeout of the Congress in Delhi elections, the meeting was dominated by national issues besides the leadership crisis of Punjab.

Though Amarinder did not respond to calls, according to reliable sources, thr captain has once again apprised Rahul of Bajwa's "incapability" to lead the party to victory in 2017 state polls and asked that a new president of the state unit be appointed at the earliest to arrest party's "falling graph".

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