Punjab CM Amarinder Singh meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi


Amid speculation of a possible cabinet reshuffle, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.

L: Congress president Sonia Gandhi | R: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi amid talk of a possible Cabinet reshuffle in the state.

This is Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s first meeting with Sonia Gandhi after the appointment of Navjot Singh Sidhu as the Punjab Congress president, which the chief minister had initially opposed.

Sources said Singh is likely to discuss the names of potential candidates for the Cabinet reshuffle and the political situation in Punjab, which goes to the polls early next year.

They said Singh is also likely to take up with Gandhi Sidhu’s continuous attacks on the Punjab government.

The chief minister is also expected to discuss the progress made on 18 issues raised by an AICC panel headed by senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and present action taken report.

Among others, these 18 issues include taking action against the drug mafia and transport mafia and those involved in the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib.

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