Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has led a revolt towards the Punjab Chief Minister in current weeks, right now met the get together’s state unit chief Sunil Jakhar on the latter’s residence in Panchkula. The assembly happened hours forward of Amarinder Singh’s assembly with Harish Rawat, the Congress’s Punjab in-charge who flew in on a state authorities chopper late within the morning.
The conferences got here hours after indications that the cricketer-turned-politician could also be given a promotion in an effort to quell the revolt.
Mr Rawat was flown in a day after Mr Singh, in keeping with sources, wrote to Congress President Sonia Gandhi objecting to Mr Sidhu’s reported elevation as chief of their state unit, changing Sunil Jakhar.
Mr Sidhu’s promotion was a part of a compromise system reportedly arrived at by the get together following a sequence of separate conferences between the Gandhis, Mr Sidhu, and Mr Singh. The Chief Minister had final week mentioned he would settle for “whatever decision is taken by the Congress high command”.
Two different leaders — one from the Dalit group and the opposite, a Hindu face — have been prone to be named Working Presidents, in keeping with the deal.
Hours after Mr Sidhu’s assembly with the Gandhis, his supporters even organised “celebrations” in Chandigarh although no announcement was made.
Occasion sources, nevertheless, later mentioned that Mr Singh was not on board with the plan. Chatting with the media, Mr Rawat, who was current in Mr Sidhu’s assembly with the Gandhis final week, mentioned he had “never said” Mr Sidhu can be made Punjab Congress chief.
The feud between Mr Singh and Mr Sidhu has been on because the 2017 state elections. Mr Sidhu, who joined the get together after a stint within the BJP, hoped to be made Deputy Chief Minister. However the transfer was reportedly scuttled by Mr Singh.