Navjot Sidhu snubbed by Congress high command, his request to meet Sonia Gandhi denied
As per information, Navjot Singh Sidhu couldn't even meet Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and he had returned to Punjab empty-handed.Author : Avneet Kaur
Punjab Chief Minister and Punjab Congress president are at loggerheads and a new twist has been reported in the tussle after Navjot Singh Sidhu has to leave Delhi without meeting party high command.
The ongoing rift between Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu has not been over yet. As per the reports, on Thursday, the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president was declined meeting with Sonia Gandhi.
Reportedly, amid infighting in Punjab Congress, Sidhu came to Delhi to meet Gandhis, but he was not given the appointment to meet the Congress High Command. As per information, Navjot Singh Sidhu couldn't even meet Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and he had returned to Punjab empty-handed.
It is being speculated that Party High Command was upset with Sidhu after he in a function in Amritsar on August 27, issued an ultimatum to the party’s top leadership saying that he won't 'spare them' if he’s not given a free hand to take decisions in Punjab Congress.
Navjot Sidhu stated, “If he is allowed to work according to his own policy of hope and faith, he will ensure the Congress rule in the state for 20 years. But if you don’t allow me to make decisions, then I can’t help anything.”
On September 1, Congress party-in-chief Punjab Harish Rawat met Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. After this, Harish Rawat said that the displeasure of the ministers and MLAs has been conveyed to Captain Amarinder, he will meet disgruntled ministers and other leaders and may soon resolve all the issues.
The meeting was held in CM’s Siswan farmhouse in Mohali, and Rawat discussed Punjab Congress 18-point agenda to which Capt Amarinder replied that work was being done on all these issues. On Thursday (today), he will make a complete report and give it to the Congress high command.
Meanwhile, another meeting of Harish Rawat with Congress MLAs, Ministers and among other leaders is being held in Chandigarh. Besides, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Charanjit Singh Channi, who are considered close to Sidhu and who earlier openly called for Singh's removal as Punjab CM, will meet Rawat again to discuss the party functioning and pre-poll promises issue.