The in-fighting in the Punjab Congress seems to be over it seems. Before he takes charge as PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu met Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh over tea at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh. Mewnwhile when asked by media outside parliament on the Punjab crisis, former party president Rahul Gandhi after the meeting stated, Punjab crisis has been resolved, you can see.
According to a Congress leader, the meeting between Sidhu and Singh, who have been at loggerheads with each other for some time, was ‘cordial’.
Speaking to reporters outside the Punjab Bhawan, Congress MLA Pargat Singh said Sidhu met the chief minister over tea in the presence of All India Congress Committee in-charge of Punjab affairs Harish Rawat.
The two leaders sat next to each other and the meeting between them was cordial, he added. Senior Congress leaders Manish Tewari, Partap Singh Bajwa and Lal Singh were also present.
This was the first time in nearly four months that Sidhu and Singh met each other.
It may be recalled, Interim Congress president C Sonia Gandhi appointed Sidhu as the new president of the party’s Punjab unit on Sunday, notwithstanding the strong opposition from Singh.
She also appointed four working presidents in the Punjab Congress — Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Pawan Goel and Kuljit Singh Nagra — to assist Sidhu in the run-up to the state Assembly polls next year.