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Punjab Congress infighting: Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Priyanka Gandhi after Rahul Gandhi's 'snub'

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday met senior party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at latter's residence in Delhi.

Punjab Congress infighting: Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Priyanka Gandhi after Rahul Gandhi's 'snub'-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Jun 30, 2021, 12:27 PM IST
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New Delhi: Amid escalated infighting in the Punjab Congress, sulking party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday met Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in New Delhi. Sidhu's meeting with Priyanka Gandhi came a day after Rahul Gandhi denied meeting the Punjab leader.

Taking to Twitter, he posted a photo with the leader saying, "Had a long meeting with @priyankagandhi ji".

This comes a day after Rahul Gandhi dismissed the “fuss" around a “no meeting" with the Punjab leader.

“There is no meeting. I don’t know what fuss you are making…," Rahul Gandhi told reporters while leaving his Tughlaq Lane residence on Tuesday.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of ongoing infighting within the Congress' Punjab unit.

Sidhu, who had resigned from the Punjab Cabinet after he was divested of the local bodies portfolio in 2019, has been at loggerheads with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. He has attacked the CM over the alleged delay in justice in the 2015 incidents of sacrilege and subsequent police firing.

Singh had slammed Sidhu for continuously attacking him over the sacrilege issue and termed the former's outbursts "total indiscipline".

Early this month, Sidhu appeared before a three-member panel set up by the Congress to resolve the infighting within the party's state unit.

On June 22, Singh appeared before the panel, headed by leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, in Delhi. However, he returned to Chandigarh without an audience with party president Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi.

AICC general secretary in-charge of Punjab affairs Harish Rawat and former MP JP Aggarwal are members of the panel.

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