Randhawa, Ashu stress collective responsibility

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 31

Days after Cabinet Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh hit out at Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Navjot Singh Sidhu alleging the latter had divided the party, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa today advised the latter to be the torch-bearer of party discipline.

Randhawa’s statement comes in the wake of PCC chief Sidhu and Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi coming out in support of different candidates at recent public rallies.

“If party presidents remain in discipline, the entire party remains in discipline. My father served as the Pradesh Congress Committee president twice. The announcement of ticket is always made by the party high command. Any statement or announcement made should appeal to all, not divide,” said Randhawa, adding the voice of the people should be heard, instead of forcing one thoughts on them.

Food and Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, too, echoed Randhawa’s sentiments. He said the PCC president needed to “learn the Congress culture”. “It is collective responsibility (distribution of party ticket) and collective decisions have to be taken. Our party leadership needs to be together,” the minister advised Sidhu.

Randhawa, Ashu stress collective responsibility