The Congress, struggling to douse fires in its Punjab state unit, is now going through one other conflagration — neighbouring Haryana. The celebration’s state unit in Haryana, with its divided loyalties to former Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda, present celebration chief Kumari Selja and Randeep Singh Surjewala, seems headed for a conflict as Mr Hooda’s loyalists sought a “bigger role” for him and needed Ms Selja out.
The speak of extra prominence for Mr Hooda comes because the state unit heads for a reshuffle after six years.
Today, 19 MLAs have met the KC Venugopal, the overall secretary of the celebration.
This was preceded by a gathering on Friday with Vivek Bansal, the celebration’s Haryana in-charge, in Delhi.
Party sources stated the legislators sought a “strong leadership” for the celebration within the state, favouring a key position for Mr Hooda and the removing of Kumari Selja.
The MLAs stated they have been being ignored by Ms Selja in addition to the organisation.
They additionally raised the difficulty that the celebration doesn’t have district unit chiefs for the final eight years, which was interfering with its grassroot-level growth.
Ms Selja has performed down the assembly, saying the MLAs can meet the celebration in-charge any time.
“I don’t see any indiscipline if party legislators go and meet the party’s state unit in-charge and say something. It is their right. Bansal sahab has later clarified what the meeting was all about,” she was quoted as saying by information company Press Trust of India.
Ahead of 2019 polls, Ms Selja – a Dalit face within the state — had changed Ashok Tanwar as state president. At the time, she was the consensus candidate for all of the factions.
But the reshuffle didn’t work out. The celebration received solely 31 of the state’s 90 seats. The BJP retained energy scooping up 40 seats. The BJP additionally has the skin help of 10 MLAs from the Jannayak Janata Party and 5 Independents.
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