Navjot Singh Sidhu takes charge as Punjab Congress chief
In his first speech he mentioned about working shoulder to shoulder with the chief minister and called Congress united. "I will work shoulder-to-shoulder with the Chief Minister. I have no ego…The Congress is united today, contrary to what our opposition is saying," he said.
Earlier in the day, Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu held a meeting at the Punjab Bhawan for a tea party. Their meeting is being considered as the end of political crisis among the state unit.
Singh arrived at Punjab Bhawan a few minutes after Sidhu. The ‘tea party’ comes ahead of Sindhu’s appointment to his new role today. The promotion of Sidhu, strongly opposed by the chief minister’s camp, was announced earlier this week. Sidhu replaces Sunil Jakhar as the Punjab Congress president.
Earlier, Sidhu wrote to the chief minister saying, “I have no personal agenda, only pro-people agenda. Thus, as the eldest of our Punjab Congress family, I request you to please come and bless the new team of PCC.”