With some Congress leaders in Punjab batting for removal of PCC chief Amarinder Singh after the party's poor show in assembly polls, 36 Congress MLAs on Saturday asked all party leaders in the state to desist from speaking against one another in public.
They said since the party high command was already seized of the matter, they should wait for its decision.
"Instead of targeting our own party leadership, we must take on the (SAD-BJP) government to defend our workers," they said in a joint statement.
The legislators maintained that going public was against the party interests particularly when it was time to boost the morale of the party rank and file.
They said the high command's decision, whatever that may be, should be acceptable to everyone.
They alleged that the Akali-BJP alliance government had already resorted to vendetta and victimisation of the party workers.
"This is the time to stand by the party workers and leave the decisions about the party affairs to the high command," they said.