Delhi: Navjot Singh Sidhu reaches Rahul Gandhi’s residence


New Delhi [India], October 15 (ANI): Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu reached Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s residence on Friday.

New Delhi [India], 15 October (ANI): Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu reached Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s residence on Friday.
The meeting of the two leaders comes at a time when Sidhu’s rebellious attitude towards the recently appointed Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is clearly visible.
Sidhu, who was in the national capital, also met Congress in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat and party general secretary KC Venugopal on the day.
Sidhu tendered his resignation as Punjab Congress chief on 28 September. He was reportedly upset over the bureaucratic system and non-compliance of his orders after the cabinet expansion in Punjab. But his resignation was not accepted by the party.
According to party sources, the high command is not happy with Sidhu’s resignation and no such meeting has taken place with the central leadership after his resignation.
After his resignation, Sidhu had said that he will always stand by party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi.
Sidhu’s resignation as state party chief has intensified the crisis in Punjab Congress as a minister and three Congress leaders considered close to him have resigned from their posts.
It was a major setback for the Congress, which was hoping to resolve the turmoil in Punjab’s Congress unit ahead of the assembly elections early next year.
Charanjit Singh Channi was sworn in as the 16th Chief Minister of Punjab on September 20, days after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as the Chief Minister of Punjab, after months of tussle between him and Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as chief minister on September 18 and told the media that the Congress leadership had let him down. He had also targeted Sidhu over his resignation and said that he is not a stable person.
Sidhu was made PCC chief by the Congress leadership in July to prevent infighting in the Punjab Congress ahead of next year’s assembly elections, but the party is now facing a new crisis. (ANI)

First published:October 15, 2021, 9:04 pm

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