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'Replace Captain' vs 'Sack Navjot Sidhu Aides': Congress Crisis Snowballs

Amarinder Singh's loyalists accept accepted activity adjoin Navjot Sidhu's aides (File)

The address for the abatement of Amarinder Singh from the column of the Punjab Chief Abbot has resurfaced afterwards he targeted the admiral of Navjot Sidhu over their comments on Pakistan and Kashmir. Twenty-three MLAs of the Punjab Congress, including four ministers seek Mr Singh's removal, adage they will address to the party's top administration again.

The MLAs including chiffonier ministers Tript Rajinder Bajwa, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Charanjit Singh Channi, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria and accompaniment Congress accepted secretary Pargat Singh -- accepted to be abutting to Navjot Sidhu -- abounding a affair on the affair today.

"Captain should be replaced abroad the Congress won't survive... we will accommodated Sonia Gandhi over the issue," said chiffonier abbot Tript Bajwa.

"When MLAs were alleged to accommodated the three-member console in Delhi, actuality in Punjab, Sukhbir Badal was alleged for a delving into the blasphemy (of Guru Granth Sahib). But we feel all the poll promises will not be fulfilled, appropriately we will accommodated the axial leadership," said chiffonier abbot Charanjit Singh Channi.

Amarinder Singh's loyalists -- bristles accompaniment Punjab ministers and one MLA -- have, meanwhile, accepted activity adjoin the aides of Mr Sidhu who has set off the controversy.

This is the additional time the accompaniment leaders accept upped angle on the Chief Minister's abatement afterwards weeks of firefighting by the affair aerial command.

While they fabricated it bright that Mr Singh will not be removed in appearance of abutting year's accumulation elections, the accommodation blueprint additionally complex the acclivity of Navjot Sidhu -- the capital amateur of the Chief Abbot --  as the arch of the party's accompaniment unit.

It had alone led to a abrupt armistice amid the two sides, burst occasionally by analytical Twitter posts by Mr Sidhu.

Last week, Mr Sidhu's admiral Pyare Lal Garg and Malwinder Mali, fabricated account with their comments on Pakistan and Kashmir.

In Facebook posts, Mr Mali appropriate that both India and Pakistan were actionable occupants in Kashmir. "Going adjoin the credo of the UNO resolutions, India and Pakistan accept illegally usurped Kashmir. If Kashmir was a allotment of India, again what was the charge to accept Articles 370 and 35-A?," he wrote.

In addition post, he wrote on the Taliban: "Now it is their albatross to assure Sikhs and Hindus. They will aphorism to advance the action of the country, not like before."

Livid over the comments, which he dubbed awful and ill-conceived" Mr Singh had apprenticed Mr Sidhu to rein in his admiral afore they end up "doing added accident to India's interests".

"Stick to giving admonition to Punjab Congress  admiral and don't allege on acute civic issues of which you accept little or no knowledge, with no abstraction of their implications," the Chief Abbot had tweeted.

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