Punjab Congress Crisis: Amid a rift in the state party unit, it looks like Navjot Singh Sidhu has been appointed as the President of the Punjab Congress. The Congress leader on Saturday met Sunil Jakhar 'seeking his guidance'.
The meeting between Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sunil Jakhar comes amid reports that Sidhu could succeed Jakhar as the Punjab Congress president to resolve the rift in the party’s state unit.
After meeting Jakhar, Sidhu met Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa at his residence in Chandigarh. Likewise, he met other Congress leaders including minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, senior leader Lal Singh, MLAs Raja Warring, Kulbir Zira, Darshan Brar, and Barindermeet Singh Pahra.
As per the party sources, Navjot Sidhu visited Jakhar’s residence as a follow-up to the party high command's directive to the former minister to take all Punjab Congress leaders along before the anticipated announcement.
Currently, Punjab Congress has been battling a huge rift as the high command is struggling to implement its "peace formula".
The Chief Minister reportedly wrote a letter to the party president Sonia Gandhi on Friday and claimed that the move would "split" the party in Punjab.
However, Congress in-charge Harish Rawat visited Chandigarh to meet Captain Amarinder Singh. After the meeting, he said that Punjab CM reiterated that whatever decision will be taken by the Congress president, it will be honoured by him.