'Post or no post': Navjot Singh Sidhu vows to support Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi
"Let all bad forces to try to destroy me, but with every ounce of good energy, I will ensure that Punjab, Punjabiyat (Universal Brotherhood), and every Punjabi prevail!!" Sidhu stated this in a tweet.
As the Punjab Congress faces crisis after crisis, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Saturday that he would support Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra post or no position. "Will respect Gandhiji and Shastriji's ideals... Will support Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, post or no post! Let all bad forces to try to destroy me, but with every ounce of good energy, I will ensure that Punjab, Punjabiyat (Universal Brotherhood), and every Punjabi prevail!!" Sidhu stated this in a tweet.
The message comes after Sidhu resigned as Punjab Congress president, shortly after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as state chief minister and Charanjit Singh Channi was appointed to the top job.
Navjot Singh Sidhu unexpectedly resigned as Punjab Congress president on September 28. He was allegedly displeased with the selection of IPS officer Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota as the new Director General of Police (DGP) and Rana Gurjit Singh's participation in the new state government.
Sidhu and CM Charanjit Singh Channi met with party observer Harish Chaudhary on Wednesday. According to reports, the two leaders are working on a peaceful solution.
According to reports, the Punjab chief minister agreed to some of Sidhu's demands. According to reports, Sidhu has been informed that IPS officer Sahota is just acting as DGP and has been given extra responsibility.
As per reports, Sidhu had wanted to be Amarinder Singh's replacement, but the party's top brass selected Channi instead. Instead, Sidhu was picked to run the party's state unit amid speculation that he might eventually replace Amarinder Singh, a Congress veteran of almost four decades, as the party's electoral face. An enraged Amarinder Singh has pledged to do all in his power to prevent Sidhu from becoming Chief Minister, describing him as "not a stable man and not suited for the border state of Punjab."