Punjab Congress Crisis: Navjot Singh Sidhu can continue as the President of Punjab Congress and the party can constitute a coordination committee.
Punjab Congress Crisis: Efforts are on to persuade Navjot Singh Sidhu after his resignation from the post of Punjab Congress chief. Since the resignation on Tuesday, the round of meetings is going on. Navjot Singh Sidhu in the midst of all this (Navjot Singh Sidhu) Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi in Chandigarh on Thursday evening. (Charanjit Singh Channi) met with. After the meeting, news agency PTI quoted party sources as saying that a way of reconciliation has been taken during the talks. Sources also said that Navjot Singh Sidhu may continue as the President of Punjab Congress and the party may constitute a coordination committee. The major decisions to be taken by the Punjab government in future are likely to be discussed with the coordination committee.Also Read – Punjab Congress Crisis: Amarinder, who reached Chandigarh, reiterated, ‘Sidhu is not right for Punjab, will not win from any seat’
This conclusion has been reached after a two-hour meeting between the state Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and him in the evening to resolve the issues raised by Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu. Sources said the committee may include Chief Minister Channi, Sidhu and a representative of the All India Congress Committee (AICC). Sources said that AICC can make an announcement in this regard. Also Read – Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Punjab CM Charanjit Channi, may remain Punjab Congress chief till assembly elections – Report
However, the picture is still not clear about how the differences arising over the appointment of DGP and Advocate General will be resolved. Significantly, on Tuesday, Sidhu had resigned from the post of Congress’s Punjab unit president over differences over the appointment of “tainted” officers and ministers. Sidhu publicly expressed his anger by releasing a video on Wednesday. Also Read – Will Captain Amarinder Singh Form A New Party? Big statement given after meeting Amit Shah and Ajit Doval
Sources said that apart from Channi and Sidhu, senior Congress leader and central observer Harish Rawat, minister Pargat Singh and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee working president Kuljit Nagra were also present in the meeting. At present, no official statement has been issued regarding the meeting at Punjab Bhawan. Channi left Punjab Bhavan at around 6 pm while Sidhu came out half an hour later. None of the party leaders spoke to the media on what happened in the meeting.
On the other hand, former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday gave a clear indication of starting his new political innings, saying that he will no longer be in the Congress and will resign from the party. He said that he cannot live in a party where he is humiliated and he is not trusted.
At the same time, he also made it clear that he will not join the BJP. After this announcement, the former Chief Minister also removed the mention of Congress from the introduction of his Twitter handle. Meanwhile, former state president of the party Sunil Jakhar said that the repeated attempts to dilute the authority of the Punjab Chief Minister should now be put to an end. His remarks came after Navjot Singh Sidhu announced that he would meet Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi here for talks.