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Ghar wapsi: Navjot Singh Sidhu withdraws his resignation as Punjab Congress chief

He had called it quits on September 28 and announced his decision in a letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

Ghar wapsi: Navjot Singh Sidhu withdraws his resignation as Punjab Congress chief-dnm
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Chandigarh, First Published Nov 5, 2021, 4:25 PM IST
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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday said that he has withdrawn his resignation as Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief, reported news agency ANI. He had called it quits on September 28 and announced his decision in a letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi shortly after the allocation of portfolios to the members of the new state cabinet under Charanjit Singh Channi.

The Congress leader addressing a press conference, said his decision to resign from the post was not a matter of “personal ego” but in the “interest of every Punjabi”. "I will assume charge as Punjab Congress chief when the new Attorney General will be appointed," said Sidhu during a press conference.

Sidhu while talking about current Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi, said, “I have been meeting him for a long time. I have been speaking to him for the last one month. The first meeting was in Punjab Bhavan, at that time the thing was that panel (on DGP) will come and in one week things will be settled. It's a 90 days govt,50 days have gone.”

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“There's nothing personal. I speak to him for the state. I speak to him for all the good that can be done for the state. I have no differences with Charanjit Channi, not at all. Whatever I do is for Punjab. I stand for Punjab. Punjab is my soul. That's the goal,” he added.

On September 28, on Twitter, posting his resignation letter addressed to party chief Sonia Gandhi, Sidhu had said, “The collapse of a man's character stems from the compromise corner, I can never compromise on Punjab's future and the agenda for the welfare of Punjab,”. 

“Therefore, I hereby resign as the president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Will continue to serve the Congress,” he wrote.

However, soon after AICC in charge of state Harish Rawat had announced that Sidhu will continue to be the chief of Punjab Congress.

(This is a developing story. It will be updated.)

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