Shimla: The political storm over Virbhadra Singh’s resignation from all party posts in Himachal Congress continued the second day as a weary Congress tried to reach out to Singh and sort out the differences. Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today met Virbhadra Singh to pacify him.
Virbhadra Singh was assured by the party top brass that his views would be respected while selecting the candidates.
Virbhadra Singh had yesterday resigned from Congress campaign and manifesto committee against being ignored from the panel for screening of party candidates for assembly elections.
Virbhadra Singh who is in Delhi today shot off a letter to party President Sonia Gandhi complaining of attempts to sideline him in the party and inclusion of some unknown state leaders in key election committees.
Seeking her intervention, Singh warned the leadership that it would be difficult for the party to return to power if corrective measures were not taken immediately.
The former Union Minister in his letter alleged that there is a systematic approach to oust him from state politics and said “those who matter in the state Congress are being sidelined”. Singh has expressed his displeasure at the way the state campaign committee headed by him has been constituted without consulting him and included many unknown leaders in the state.
At the AICC briefing, party spokesman Rashid Alvi indicated things would be sorted out in Himachal Pradesh soon even as the party’s Himachal affairs incharge Birender Singh denied reports that Virbhadra Singh has tendered his resignation.
Meanwhile sources said political parties including Sharad Pawar’s NCP was keen to bring Virbhadra Singh to it’s fold.