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Navjot Sidhu To Proceed as Punjab Congress Chief, Formal Announcement on Friday: Harish Rawat

Navjot Singh Sidhu will proceed as Punjab Congress chief, AICC basic secretary Harish Rawat stated after an intense assembly with the cricketer-turned-politician on the social gathering headquarters within the state on Thursday. The assembly, additionally attended by Congress veteran KC Venugopal, got here after Sidhu final month posted his resignation on Twitter apparently miffed on the appointments and cupboard reshuffle underneath Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

“Navjot Sidhu has clearly said that the choice of the Congress President can be acceptable to him. The directions are clear that he ought to work as Punjab Congress President and arrange the organisational construction. An announcement can be made tomorrow,” said Rawat after the meeting.

Sidhu also appeared subdued. “All my concerns about Punjab have been told to the high command and I have full faith in Sonia, Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi that whatever decision they take, it will be for the benefit of the Congress and Punjab,” he stated.

Channi had final month changed Amarinder Singh because the chief minister of the state and Sidhu was reportedly sad with the allocation of cupboard portfolios and appointments of the advocate basic and director basic of police.

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) had not taken any resolution on Sidhu’s resignation whereas Channi and a few state leaders have been attempting to persuade the Punjab Congress chief to withdraw his resignation.

Sidhu in a cryptic tweet on October 2 had stated, “Will uphold ideas of Gandhi Ji & Shastri Ji Publish or No Publish will stand by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi” “Let all negative forces try to defeat me, but with every ounce of positive energy will make Punjab win, Punjabiyat (Universal Brotherhood) win and every Punjabi win,” he had stated. Sidhu had earlier held conferences and deliberations with social gathering MLAs and leaders and employees over the organisational setup.

The office-bearers of the brand new physique of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) and district presidents are but to be appointed. Sidhu was made the Punjab Congress chief in July regardless of robust opposition from the then Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

The social gathering had additionally appointed 4 working presidents of the PPCC. Later, two basic secretaries and a treasurer of the Punjab Congress had been additionally appointed.

Nonetheless, after Sidhu raised questions over the appointments of director basic of police, state’s advocate basic and tainted leaders, the social gathering shaped a coordination panel for session earlier than any main resolution is taken by the Charanjit Singh Channi-led authorities.

(With PTI inputs)

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