Congress likely to appoint new Punjab Chief

Chandigarh: Congress won’t entertain former Punjab Chief Navjot Singh and will appoint new Punjab Congress Chief (PCC) says India Today sources.

Even Indian National Congress leader, Harish Rawat’s visit to Chandigarh is cancelled, according to source. Sidhu had resigned yesterday from the post of PCC. He was said to have been upset about the allocation of portfolios, according to sources.

Indian National Congress leader, Ravneet Singh Bittu and Congress MLA from Punjab’s Fatehgarh Sahib Kuljit Singh Nagra are said to be in a run for the PCC post.

Charanjit Singh Channi has called an emergency meeting. On Tuesday Sidhu along with three other ministers resigned from his post. He got criticised by many for his move.

Congress is facing the era of resignations since Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from his post of CM. The feud began when in July, the Congress party appointed Navjot Sidhu as its Punjab Chief even though Captain Amarinder Singh was not happy with the decision. Following this, in August, four ministers and approximately two dozen party legislators raised complaints against Amarinder Singh which pointed out a fact that they did not believe in him anymore.

Sidhu had said that Amarinder Singh was replaced as Chief Minister in a series of events that had his approval. He tweeted his resignation, “The collapse of a man’s character stems from the compromise corner. I can never compromise on Punjab’s future and the agenda for the welfare of Punjab. Therefore, I hereby resign as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. I will continue to serve the Congress,” Navjot Sidhu wrote in his resignation letter.

Punjab Congress has been in turmoil since a few months now, last week Captain resigned from his post as 40 MLAs wrote to Congress President Sonia Gandhi to replace him. He felt the move by the MLAs humiliating and said that he won’t tolerate it anymore.

After captain’s resignation Charanjit Singh Channi was made CM of Punjab. On Tuesday there were media reports about Amarinder Singh likely to meet Bhartiya Janta Party’s (BJP) President JP Nadda and Union Minister Amit Shah. Hours after Captain’s visit to Delhi reports, Navjot Singh Sidhu tweeted his resignation from Punjab Congress Chief.


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