Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday resigned as the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief, plunging the party into a fresh crisis just months ahead of the assembly elections in the state.
Priyanka Gandhi mooted the idea while deliberating upon various strategies to be adopted by the party in preparation during a meeting with the party's state unit leaders.
He alleged that Kumar was "not truthful" with the Communist Party of India (CPI) leadership and also not "straightforward" in his demands from the party.
The maverick-triggered political developments saw one of the party's tallest leaders Amarinder Singh forced to quit as chief minister just over a week ago.
If he is assigned a key post, there will be an unavoidable difference between him and some senior party leaders in Bihar, who have been holding key posts for a long time, said a senior leader.
Kumar had joined the Communist Party of India (CPI) ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election and had unsuccessfully contested from Begusarai in Bihar against Giriraj Singh of the BJP.
Sidhu was appointed as the President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee following months of turmoil in the state Congress unit.
Congress general secretary KC Venugopal and Gujarat Congress working president Hardik Patel are also likely to be present when Kumar and Mevani will join the Congress.
In a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Sidhu, however, said he will continue to serve the party.
CPI Bihar state secretary Ram Naresh Pandey said that he hopes that Kumar will take back his decision to join the Congress.
Citing a book by Mohan Kumaramangalam, he said that 'the more things change, the more they remain the same'.
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While political leaders were arrested for holding demonstrations on roads, farmers’ unions observed the event by organising a rally at Narayanguda.
Political pundits maintain that after Punjab, it's just a matter of time, as the focus of the party high command will shift to Chhattisgarh.
Goa leader Luizinho Faleiro’s exit has again brought the focus on the Congress’s failing to address the in-house issues.