Chandigarh, July 21
As newly-appointed Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and 4 different working presidents are set to imagine cost right here on Friday, an invitation will likely be prolonged to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for the occasion.
Sidhu will likely be taking on from incumbent state Congress chief Sunil Jakhar.
Sidhu and Amarinder Singh have been at loggerheads for the previous a while, with the Amritsar (East) MLA not too long ago attacking the CM over the desecration circumstances.
The chief minister was additionally averse to his appointment because the state Congress chief. After Sidhu’s elevation, the CM had stated that he gained’t meet him till the cricketer-turned-politician apologises for his “derogatory” tweets in opposition to him.
A celebration chief informed reporters in Amritsar on Wednesday that the chief minister will likely be requested to grace the occasion.
Sources stated that an invitation is ready to be prolonged to the chief minister on behalf of the newly appointed state unit chief and 4 working presidents.
Incharge of Punjab affairs on the AICC, Harish Rawat, and different senior Congress leaders are anticipated to attend the occasion, sources stated.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi had on Sunday appointed Sidhu as the brand new president of the get together’s Punjab unit, however the sturdy opposition from Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
Gandhi additionally appointed 4 working presidents, Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Pawan Goel and Kuljit Singh Nagra, to help Sidhu within the run-up to the following Meeting elections.
Earlier, the Punjab chief minister’s media adviser had stated the CM is not going to meet Sidhu until he publicly tenders an apology for his “derogatory” tweets in opposition to him.
Nagra stated they’ve requested AICC office-bearers, senior leaders of the Congress Social gathering, together with the chief minister and get together employees, to attend the occasion.
“They have to attain the occasion to bless the brand new group. We request Jakhar sahab and Chief Minister sahab that they have to attend,” Nagra informed reporters in Amritsar.
Sources stated that Nagra is more likely to meet Amarinder Singh on Thursday whereas formally inviting him for the Friday’s perform.
Earlier in the course of the day on Wednesday, in what was seen as a present of power, practically 60 Congress MLAs gathered on the residence of Sidhu in Amritsar, amid suspense over a attainable truce between him and CM Amarinder Singh.
The Congress has 80 MLAs within the state Meeting.
Earlier than going to Amritsar, Sidhu had been calling on ministers and legislators in Chandigarh to mobilise help previously a couple of days.
Sidhu had already met a number of ministers and MLAs. PTI