Navjot Singh Sidhu will be meeting party president Sonia Gandhi amid the talks that he is likely to be appointed as the Punjab Congress chief.
Congress leader Navjot Sidhu will be meeting party president Sonia Gandhi at her residence in Delhi on Friday. Congress’s Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat will also be attending the meeting.
The meeting will take place around 12 noon. Navjot Singh Sidhu was summoned by the party president in Delhi and had left Patiala around 6 am on Friday.
The meeting has been scheduled a day after Congress sources said that the party has reached a truce between the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu who have been clashing over the past several months.
Sources have said that Amarinder Singh will continue as the chief minister and Sidhu may get the post of Punjab Congress president.
“We are going into the elections with Amarinder Singh as the chief minister. Sidhu is the future of the state. He should keep this in mind while taking any decision or saying anything,” said Harish Rawat.
On Thursday, hectic political activity was at play in the state with Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu meeting party legislators.
Amarinder Singh met more than 20 party leaders, including ministers, MLAs and MPs at his farmhouse in Mohali’s Siswan, sources said. Sidhu, who may be declared the state party chief, met four ministers and at least six MLAs at the residence of Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa.
The Congress leadership had formed a three-member committee to resolve the disagreement in the state amid differences between Sidhu and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.