Punjab Congress latest news: Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday met Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi amid political turmoil within the party after his surprise resignation from state Congress president post. The cricketer-turned-politician was invited by CM Channi in an attempt to resolve the crisis.
Earlier, Sidhu had said, “Chief Minister has invited me for talks… will reciprocate by reaching Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh at 3:00 PM today, he is welcome for any discussions!”
On Wednesday, CM Channi had reached out to a miffed Sidhu and offered to resolve issues through talks. While efforts are on to placate the cricketer-turned-politician, sources within the Congress said that the party top brass in Delhi is in no mood to relent to his demands this time.
“I have spoken to Sidhu sahab over the telephone today.
The party is supreme and the government accepts the party’s ideology and follows that. (I told him that) You come, sit and talk,” CM Channi had told reporters on Wednesday.
Sidhu, who represents Amritsar-East in Punjab Assembly, is reportedly unhappy over a few appointments done by the Channi government. He has raised a question over the appointments of director general of police, state’s advocate general and ‘tainted’ leaders.
Navjot Sidhu was appointed the Congress’s Punjab state unit president on July 18 amid a bitter power tussle with Amarinder Singh, who stepped down as the chief minister earlier this month while accusing the party high command of humiliating him.