Navjot Singh Sidhu, the newly appointed President of the Punjab Congress, right now visited the Golden Temple together with scores of MLAs apparently backing him. There was a lot celebration amongst supporters gathered earlier within the day at his residence. At least one such MLA rejected a requirement from Amarinder Singh’s camp that the occasion chief apologise to the Chief Minister publicly.
After providing prayers on the Sikhs’ holiest website, Mr Sidhu and the MLAs plan to go to town’s Shri Valmiki Mandir Ram Tirath and Shri Durgiana Mandir. A luxurious bus was seen coming into the residential premises, more likely to ferry them.
An air of festivity lingered as individuals gathered on the gates of the Congress chief’s residence. Some performed the normal drums as policemen managed the gang.
The Punjab Congress chief’s workforce mentioned 62 MLAs had joined him.
“Why ought to Sidhu apologise. It isn’t a public difficulty. The Chief Minister has not solved many points. In that case, he must also apologise to public,” Pargat Singh, Congress MLA from Jalandhar Cantonment, mentioned on reaching there.
He was responding to a tweet by the Punjab Chief Minister’s advisor asking Sidhu to apologise. A public apology for attacking him on varied points was among the many calls for made by Mr Singh’s camp as a situation to comply with Mr Sidhu’s elevation as state occasion chief.
“I’ve religion that the 2022 Meeting polls will probably be received due to Mr Sidhu. The CM’s advisors are deceptive him. Resulting from this, Punjab goes backwards,” mentioned Madan Lal Jalalpur, the Ghanaur MLA, at Mr Sidhu’s residence.
The cricketer-turned-politician’s appointment on Sunday, changing Sunil Jakhar, got here on the finish of a months-long face-off between the 2 and a collection of conferences of state and nationwide leaders of the occasion.
Mr Sidhu will take cost at 11 am on Friday at Congress workplace in Chandigarh, in response to Kuljit Singh Nagra, the working President of the state occasion unit.
The appointment of Mr Sidhu comes months forward of the state Meeting polls, successful which was trying more and more troublesome for the Congress amid such intense infighting.