Chandigarh, January 18 : – Cracks have been appeared in the Congress after the resignation of Rana Gurjit Singh as Irrigation and Power Minister. After no response by the CM, meeting of a Minister with Party president Rahul Gandhi directly is in the state of surprise. Sources disclosed that CM had gone to Delhi to help Rana Gurjit and latter has been asked to continue the work of his department. But meeting of a minister with Rahul has not only described the resignation of Rana in party’s interest, but also the minister proposed the Power department portfolio for himself. Sources told that’s way the party president has immediately approved the resignation of Rana in a meeting with CM Amarinder and Jakhar.Pressure to accept the resignation of Rana was outside and inside the Government. Three ministers are told in the race to get the Power or Irrigation portfolio. Before leaving the Chandigarh to Delhi for today’s meeting with Rahul, two ministers had tried to hold meeting with Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh regarding the resignation issue. But CM had skipped to fly after ignoring their idea of meeting as he had wanted to favour his 19 year old associate, Rana; therefore Rana had been asked to continue the work of his department.Interestingly, despite his resignation, Rana Gurjit Singh had held meetings with employees of Power department on Wednesday and a meeting was also scheduled for today. That’s why Rana Gurjit was confident till 11 am today, before the accepting his resignation by the Party. On the other hand, after being ignored a minister has moved to Delhi to meet Rahul Gandhi and he made meeting with Rahul on the same day,wednesday, where he suggested that to accept the resignation of Rana Gurjit Singh is in the interest of party.A confident of minister told that he (minister) had been given assurance for Power portfolio. Sources told that three ministers are approaching their bosses in Delhi to get any powerful portfolio, out of two Power or Irrigation. Sources also revealed that the allocation of portfolios, Power and Irrigation is likely to take place any time, while the expansion of cabinet will be completed much later.
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