Rahul is said to be reluctant about giving the mantle of Punjab to Captain, will have little choice in the case of most MLAs backing the former chief minister.
In a statement issued to the media Tuesday, Amarinder also called Bajwa a “failed and frustrated” man desperate for political survival.
Bajwa claimed the Captain is cozying up to the BJP because he is under pressure from the ruling party on the income tax probe.
A few leaders in the AAP, BJP and SAD have been identified and were being approached by Amarinder’s aides, sources said.
His sudden shift of loyalty should come as a setback for the Congress president.
Badal waits to ‘welcome’ protesters for 30 minutes, leaves when they get late.
Sources close to Amarinder said the meeting went off “very well” while Bajwa termed it “excellent”.
Cong MP Amarinder Singh tells Kanchan Vasdev there is no truth to speculation he is quitting.
Amarinder did quit the Congress once. In 1984, after Operation Blue Star, he joined the Akali Dal and became a minister in the Surjit Singh Barnala government.
Bajwa, who was in Joga village of Mansa district to attend the bhog of the Manikaran bus victims, added the state Congress would start its mass contact programmes after August 15.
Capt also took a dig at Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal over her reported remark that Capt Amarinder’s family had a lot of money in foreign banks.
On Thursday, Amarinder will address his next rally in Gurdaspur, the parliamentary constituency that had elected Bajwa in 2009 before rejecting him last year.
Speculations has also been rife that Amarinder may launch his own outfit while there are murmurs that he may join the BJP.
Amarinder had earlier also met the Congress president with the demand for Bajwa’s removal. Rahul, however, is not keen to remove Bajwa under pressure.
Amarinder and Rahul sit next to each other in Lok Sabha, exchange notes and gestures while Akali Dal MPs try to shout the former down.