Expressing concern over the Punjab crisis, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the incidents and said he was “extremely distressed”.
New Delhi: Expressing concern over the Punjab crisis, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the incidents and said he was “extremely distressed”. The Punjab MP also said that those who are happy with the current situation in Punjab are “the deep state of Pakistan”, as they feel that they may get an opportunity to fish in the troubled waters.
“As an MP from Punjab, I am deeply pained by the happenings in Punjab. Peace in Punjab was extremely difficult to find. 25,000 people, most of them Congressmen, fought between 1980-1995 to fight extremism and terrorism. He later sacrificed himself to bring back peace in Punjab.” Tiwari told ANI.
Referring to the ongoing agitation by the farmers against the three agricultural laws of the Centre, Tiwari said that Punjab being a border state is going through a period of intense social upheaval mainly due to anger among the people against the agricultural laws. And the shenanigans that play themselves out in a public place can be serious. impact on the stability of the state
“I have just returned from a regional security conference and I can tell you that they are very happy with what is happening in Punjab, they are deeply in Pakistan. They think they will get a chance to fish in troubled waters. There is a bigger ideal from power than ministers holding organizational posts. That high ideal is to ensure peace, tranquility and stability of a border state like Punjab. But the one who is playing himself is extremely unfortunate,” the Congress leader said.
When asked about Captain Amarinder Singh, Tiwari described him as a very tall leader, who was also a close friend of his late father. In other decades, therefore, in those circumstances, I think Captain Amarinder Singh is in the best position to clarify for himself,” he remarked.
“What Captain Singh had predicted is coming true. The concern of a large number of us who see things beyond the cut and thrust of partisan politics is that it will affect the greater stability of Punjab, as the peasant movement Given the social upheaval caused by it,” she said sharply.
Tiwari further said that at this point of time the border state needs a safe hand which can keep the ship at a uniform speed.
“Unfortunately, the people who were accused of looking at the state had no idea about the bigger picture,” he said.
Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday submitted his resignation from the post of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president to party interim president Sonia Gandhi.
Sidhu was appointed as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) on 23 July after months of turmoil in the state Congress unit.
Sidhu’s resignation as the state party chief has intensified the crisis in the Punjab Congress and triggered discussions and deliberations in the party. A minister considered close to him and three Congress leaders resigned from their posts.
It is a major setback for the Congress high command, which was hoping to resolve the turmoil in Punjab’s Congress unit ahead of the assembly elections early next year.
Following a tussle in the Punjab Congress between Sidhu and Captain Amarinder Singh in August, the party appointed Sidhu as Congress chief against the wishes of the Chief Minister.
First published:September 29, 2021, 1:20 pm