March 20, 2023

Navjot Singh Sidhu was appointed Punjab Congress chief on Sunday.


There was a lot celebration amongst supporters gathered in the present day on the Amritsar residence of Navjot Singh Sidhu, the newly appointed President of the Punjab Congress. Scores of celebration MLAs arrived forward of a go to to the Golden Temple, a minimum of one in every of whom rejected a requirement from Amarinder Singh’s camp that the celebration chief apologise to the Chief Minister publicly.

After providing prayers on the Sikhs’ holiest web site, Mr Sidhu and the MLAs plan to go to the town’s Shri Valmiki Mandir Ram Tirath and Shri Durgiana Mandir. A luxurious bus was seen getting into the residential premises, prone to ferry them.  

An air of festivity lingered as folks gathered on the gates of the Congress chief’s residence. Some performed the standard drums as policemen managed the gang.

The Punjab Congress chief’s group mentioned 62 MLAs had already arrived there.


“Why should Sidhu apologise. It’s not a public issue. The Chief Minister has not solved many issues. In that case, he should also apologise to public,” Pargat Singh, Congress MLA from Jalandhar Cantonment, mentioned on reaching there.

He was responding to a tweet by the Punjab Chief Minister’s advisor asking Sidhu to apologise. A public apology for attacking him on varied points was among the many calls for made by Mr Singh’s camp as a situation to comply with Mr Sidhu’s elevation as state celebration chief.

“I have faith that the 2022 Assembly polls will be won because of Mr Sidhu. The CM’s advisors are misleading him. Due to this, Punjab is going backwards,” mentioned Madan Lal Jalalpur, the Ghanaur MLA, at Mr Sidhu’s residence.

The cricketer-turned-politician’s appointment on Sunday, changing Sunil Jakhar, got here on the finish of a months-long face-off between the 2 and a collection of conferences of state and nationwide leaders of the celebration.

It additionally got here months forward of the state Assembly polls, successful which was wanting more and more troublesome for the Congress amid such intense infighting.

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