Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday appointed Pargat Singh as PPCC General Secretary.
In a circular issued by Navjot Singh Sidhu, he wrote: "With the approval of Hon'ble Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi, AICC General Secretary (Organisation) Sh. K.C. Venugopal and Punjab Congress in-charge Sh. Harish Rawat, I hereby appoint S. Pargat Singh as PPCC General Secretary (Organisation) with immediate effect."
The approval to the appointment comes days after the appointment of Navjot Singh Sidhu and his four working Presidents.
Jalandhar Cantt MLA was among the few others who had been quite vocal about the functioning of the Punjab government and had targeted CM Captain Amarinder Singh.
Born on March 5, 1965, Pargat Singh was a hockey player who turned politician. He belongs to the Indian National Congress in Punjab.
Former Indian hockey player used to play on full-back position. He was considered as one of the world's best defenders erstwhile.
He led the Indian men's hockey team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Likewise, he was working as a Superintendent of Police (SP) with Punjab Police before entering politics.