The Congress will contest the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the party’s in charge of the state Harish Rawat said on Wednesday, according to ANI.
Rawat’s statement came a day after 23 party MLAs, including four ministers, held a meeting in which they demanded Singh’s removal from the chief minister’s post. One of the ministers, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, said that the group will write to the party’s central leadership and meet interim party president Sonia Gandhi regarding the matter, NDTV reported.
Rawat said that four ministers and three MLAs had met him, but he dismissed speculation about infighting within the state unit of the party, ANI reported.
They [the MLAs and ministers] were concerned about our chances of victory in the state elections next year but clarified that they are not against anyone,” Rawat told reporters. “They want to go to the polls with a clear roadmap so that we win.”