Punjab Congress Crisis: In an order to resolve the rift in the state unit of the party, Navjot Singh Sidhu has been appointed as Punjab Congress president.
AICC President Sonia Gandhi appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as the President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect. 4 working presidents would be appointed with Navjot Sidhu. These are Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Pawan Goel, and Kuljit Singh Nagra.
Sidhu’s appointment as Punjab Congress President came after months of infighting in the state unit. The Congress leader had openly rebelled against state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s government over several issues.
The decision regarding the appointment of the Punjab Congress chief followed several rounds of meetings between Congress high command with Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Sidhu.
Earlier on Saturday, Sidhu had met several Congress leaders including Sunil Jakhar seeking guidance. "Seeking the guidance of Presidents of the illustrious Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee … Conversations with wise men, worth months of Education!!" he had tweeted.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Friday, had written a letter to Sonia Gandhi saying that the appointment of Sidhu as Punjab Congress President would break the party.
On Captain's resentment, the Congress in-charge Harish Rawat met Captain Amarinder Singh at his residence. After the meeting, he said that "Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh reiterated that whatever decision will be taken by the Congress president, it will be honoured by him."
Likewise, Punjab Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa had said, "Everything was fine earlier in Congress, it is fine now as it will be in the future too. All is well. Congress leaders and workers keep meeting each other regularly."