Congress legislative party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar on Sunday accepted that after the party's defeat in the assembly elections, the morale of Congress party workers was at its lowest ebb.
In this scenario, Jakhar suggested, Congress leaders must stop mudslinging, and work to bring the party house in the order.
Jakhar's comments carry importance as senior party leaders, especially Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Captain Amarinder Singh and former CLP leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, have been indulging in an increasingly fierce war of words.
Talking to Hindustan Times after Amarinder said that those blaming him for the party's defeat wooed him for berths before the elections, Jakhar said: "This is not the time to hit out at each other on such issues, but to stand by the workers. I will, in fact, meet the PPCC president in a few days and try to take up all issues."
He said he had no hesitation in meeting senior party leaders for the 'benefit' of the party.
"We face municipal corporation and panchayat elections in the next couple of months, followed by Parliament elections in 2014, so the need is to gear up for that," he said.
"Instead of shooting verbal fire on each other, the time is to go to the workers who worked hard during the elections," he said.
Jakhar has in the last few days tried to corner the SAD-BJP government in the Vidhan Sabha on issues of law and order and agriculture.