The in-fighting in Punjab Congress is far from over it seems. According to latest reports , newly appointed Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu has not sought time to meet Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, an advisor of the CM said Tuesday, rejecting reports suggesting the former cricketer had sought an appointment.
There is no change in the stance that Singh will not meet Sidhu till he publicly apologises for his “derogatory” tweets against him, chief minister’s media advisor Raveen Thukral said, indicating the simmering tension between the two leaders is far from over.
“Reports of @sherryontop (Sidhu) seeking time to meet @capt_amarinder are totally false. No time has been sought whatsoever. No change in stance… CM won’t meet #NavjotSinghSidhu till he publicly apologises for his personally derogatory social media attacks against him,” Thukral tweeted.
Reports of @sherryontopp
seeking time to meet @capt_amarinder are completely false. No time has been sought whatsoever. No change in stance… CM won’t meet #NavjotSinghSidhu till latter publicly apologises for his personally derogatory social media attacks against him. pic.twitter.com/dJvHh8Xo0h
— Raveen Thukral (@RT_MediaAdvPBCM) July 20, 2021
Sidhu, who had been at loggerheads with the CM over various issues, was appointed the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief despite strong opposition from the CM.
Singh was learnt to have told AICC general secretary Harish Rawat last week that he will not meet the cricketer-turned-politician until he publicly tenders an apology for his “derogatory” tweets against him.
There has been no reaction from the CM over the Amritsar East MLA’s elevation to the post of the chief of the party’s state unit.