Punjab Rift Widens as Cong Chief Parades MLAs in Present of Energy in Amritsar


Newly appointed Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu marshalled a bunch of 62 MLAs to Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday, apparently seen as a present of power amid his ongoing standoff with chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

They’re then anticipated to go to Durgiana Mandir and Ram Tirath Sthal.

Sidhu had invited all 77 Congress lawmakers to pay obeisance at Golden Temple earlier than he takes over formally the position of the Punjab Congress chief, however solely 62 of them turned up at this residence in Amritsar, in response to his aides.

Perneet Kaur loyalist Deepinder Dhillon, a senior Congress chief from Zirakpur was additionally current at Sidhu’s home. Different distinguished lawmakers included Raja Waring, Dr Raj Kumar Verka, Inderbir Bolaria, Barinder Dhillon, Madan Lal Jalapuri, Harminder Gill, Harjot Kamal, Harminder Jassi, Joginder Pal, Pargat Singh, Gobaya and Sukhjinder Randhawa.

With the quantity recreation on, it was the opposition BJP which appeared to be savouring the facility tussle inside the Congress. “Sport on. Sidhu 62, Capt 15,’’ tweeted BJP nationwide spokesman RP Singh.

Although Amarinder has to date remained silent on Sidhu reaching out to social gathering MLAs, however his media advisor Raveen Thukral had on Tuesday reiterated that the CM wouldn’t meet Sidhu till he apologised for his “derogatory” statements in opposition to him previously. “Reviews of sherryontop searching for time to fulfill capt_amarinder are completely false. No time has been sought in anyway. No change in stance… CM received’t meet Navjot Singh Sidhu until he publicly apologises for his personally derogatory social media assaults in opposition to him,” tweeted Thukral.

Senior cupboard minister Brahm Mohindra has already prolonged his assist to the CM stating that he wouldn’t meet Sidhu till the problems between him and Amarinder had been sorted.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as the brand new president of the social gathering’s Punjab unit, however the robust opposition from chief minister Amarinder Singh. Gandhi additionally appointed 4 working presidents to help Sidhu within the run-up to the following meeting elections.

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