After the news of Navjot Singh Sidhu becoming state president circulated, there has been a sharp reaction from the Congress leaders, including Manish Tewari, who has batted for a non-Sikh state president.
Tewari in an early morning tweet on Friday said, “Demographics of Punjab — Sikhs: 57.75%, Hindus: 38.49%, Dalits: 31:94% (Sikh&Hindus), Punjab is both progressive & Secular…”
“…But balancing social interest groups is key to equality,” he said, and also added a graph showing the religious composition in Punjab.
Demographics of Punjab:
1. Sikhs : 57.75 %
2. Hindus : 38.49%
3. Dalits : 31:94 % (Sikh&Hindus)
Punjab is both progressive & SECULAR.
ਹਿੰਦੂ ਤੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਦਾ ਨਹੁੰ-ਮਾਸ ਦਾ ਰਿਸ਼ਤਾ ਹੈ!
balancing SOCIAL INTEREST GROUPs is key
बराबरी सामाजिक न्याय की बुनियाद है!
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) July 16, 2021
The reaction came after Harish Rawat said, “The party is working on a formula to appoint two working presidents and elections will be fought under the leadership of the Chief Minister,” later Rawat met Sonia Gandhi and said there is no official announcement.
The speculation of changes in the state Congress came in the wake of Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat’s statement that it may take some time, but to balance the equation in the state, the party is working on a formula to appoint Navjot Singh Sidhu in a prominent position, while asserting that Amarinder Singh has already said that he will abide by the party high command’s decision.
“The party is working on a formula to appoint two working presidents and elections will be fought under the leadership of the Chief Minister,” said Rawat.