From MPs to MLAs, councillors to frequent employees, your complete Congress landed up on the venue of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi son’s marriage ceremony besides the social gathering chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, who as a substitute of heading again house from Lakhimpur Kheri, out of the blue determined to wind up within the faraway Vaishno Devi shrine on Sunday.
Channi’s son Navjit Singh acquired married at Sacha Dham gurdwara in Mohali on Sunday. With senior cupboard minister, Manpreet Badal by his aspect, others who had been in attendance included Harish Rawat, the AICC basic secretary in- cost of Punjab affairs.
“Darshan of the primordial mom throughout Navratras is synergising… Washes away all of the filth from the soul!! Blessed to be on the lotus toes of Mata Vaishno Devi,” Sidhu said in a tweet.
Sidhu’s absence from the ceremony has only added to speculations of continued difference between him and Channi.
Meanwhile, the Shiromani Akali Dal on Friday alleged that Navjot Singh Sidhu harboured ambition of becoming a chief minister and was jealous that a member of Scheduled Caste community had become the CM, the attack from the Opposition coming in the wake of a purported video of the Congress leader going viral on social media.
In the video, Sidhu can be heard attacking Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi, saying, “This man (Channi) will sink the Congress in 2022 (assembly election). They should have made me CM”.
Reacting to it, SAD vice chairman Daljit Singh Cheema alleged that the Scheduled Caste card performed by the Congress to divert consideration from its failures in Punjab had boomeranged on the social gathering “with Navjot Sidhu asserting that the chief minister couldn’t ship the products for the social gathering”.
In a statement here, Cheema alleged that “Sidhu had also shown how much respect he has for the SC community and CM Charanjit Singh Channi by refusing to wait for even two minutes for the latter to arrive on the occasion of start of the party’s protest on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident issue”.
A Sidhu-led Congress delegation had assembled in Mohali on Thursday earlier than heading for Lakhimpur Kheri in UP to satisfy the households of the farmers killed within the violence there.