Navjot Singh Sidhu to be back as Punjab Congress chief as ‘everything has been sorted out’
AICC in-charge of Punjab, Harish Rawat told reporters that Sidhu would be resuming his duties as the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC).
Navjot Singh Sidhu will continue to be the chief of Punjab Congress, said Harish Rawat, the party's general secretary in-charge of Punjab affairs, after a meeting at the party headquarters.
Rawat told reporters that Sidhu would be resuming his duties as the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC).
Rawat said issues within the party will be resolved through talks. "We will resolve all issues through talks...Sidhu and [Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh] Channi have spoken on all issues and some resolution will be reached soon," he said. It is clear that Sidhu will continue as the PCC chief and should strengthen the organisation,” he added.
"He (Sidhu) shared his concerns with Rahul Gandhi. We have told him that his concerns will be taken care of here," Rawat said.
"He assured Rahul Gandhi that he has withdrawn his resignation and he will resume his duties as the PCC president," he further told news agency ANI.
Meanwhile, Sidhu also clarified that all his concerns have been resolved.
“I shared all my concerns with Rahul Gandhi. Everything has been sorted out," said Sidhu after meeting the Congress scion.
Sidhu had recently raised objections over the appointment of the new Punjab Police chief and the advocate general along with some of the selections made by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi in the new state Cabinet, though he said has full faith in the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and any decision taken by her will be acceptable.
Sidhu had tendered his resignation as the Punjab Congress chief on September 28 after he posted his resignation letter on Twitter. No decision on his resignation has been taken by the party leadership yet.
In a letter addressed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, he said he will continue to serve the party.