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Navjot Singh Sidhu named Punjab Congress chief

Press Reporter News Service

New Delhi, July 18

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as Punjab Congress chief.

She additionally named 4 working presidents of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.

They’re: Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Pawan Goel and Kuljit Singh Nagra.   

“Congress president has appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu because the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee with fast impact,” in keeping with a celebration assertion.

“The social gathering appreciates the contributions of outgoing PCC president Sunil Jakhar,” the assertion stated.

Nagra, who was in-charge of social gathering affairs in Sikkim, Nagaland and Tripura, has been relieved of his current obligations.

Within the run-up to his appointment, cricketer-turned-politician Sidhu had stepped up his efforts and reached out to extra social gathering leaders and legislators for his or her assist.

Whereas Sidhu’s identify was opposed by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh who wrote a letter to the Congress president, however on Saturday, social gathering’s state in cost Harish Rawat flew to Chandigarh to pacify the sulking CM.

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After the assembly, Amarinder Singh reiterated that any resolution of the social gathering chief could be acceptable however stated he raised sure points which Rawat stated he would take up together with her.

Settle for management’s resolution: Ashwani Kumar to Punjab Cong leaders

Senior Congress chief and former regulation minister Ashwani Kumar on Sunday urged social gathering leaders in Punjab to gracefully settle for resolution of the Congress excessive command to nominate Navjot Singh Sidhu as the brand new state social gathering president and confused on sustaining unity whereas combating the upcoming meeting polls.

The previous Rajya Sabha member from Punjab stated the Congress management’s resolution ought to now be accepted by all within the curiosity of social gathering unity.

“It is a time to be united. There are not any victors or losers. Reconciliation is the way in which ahead. All Congress individuals will, hopefully, have a task to play in combating an ideological battle,” he stated in a press release.

His remarks come amid factionalism within the Punjab unit and a sequence of conferences by varied factions forward of the social gathering’s revamp.

The chief minister and the incoming PPCC chief might want to pull collectively, and for this objective magnanimity is anticipated on each side, Kumar stated.

“It’s vital to make sure that nobody feels diminished. Generally, and in a fancy political state of affairs, good options are inconceivable. We all know that in politics an individual is as essential as the aim one serves,” he stated.

“The voice of the silent majority that defines the conscience of the social gathering is in favour of unity and must be heeded,” the previous regulation minister additionally stated.

Sidhu emerged because the frontrunner for the publish of PPCC chief however the chief minister was against the transfer and a flurry of political exercise was on to forestall him from turning into the brand new social gathering chief, sources stated. — With company inputs

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