As newly appointed Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and 4 different working presidents are set to imagine cost right here on Friday, an invitation will likely be prolonged to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for the occasion.
Sidhu will likely be taking up from incumbent state Congress chief Sunil Jakhar.
Sidhu and Amarinder Singh have been at loggerheads for the previous a while, with the Amritsar (East) MLA just lately attacking the CM over the desecration instances.
The chief minister was additionally averse to his appointment because the state Congress chief. After Sidhu’s elevation, the CM had mentioned that he will not meet him till the cricketer-turned-politician apologises for his “derogatory” tweets in opposition to him.
A celebration chief advised reporters in Amritsar on Wednesday that the chief minister will likely be requested to grace the occasion.
Sources mentioned that an invitation is ready to be prolonged to the chief minister on behalf of the newly appointed state unit chief and 4 working presidents.
Incharge of Punjab affairs on the AICC, Harish Rawat, and different senior Congress leaders are anticipated to attend the occasion, sources mentioned.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi had on Sunday appointed Sidhu as the brand new president of the celebration’s Punjab unit, however the robust opposition from Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
Gandhi additionally appointed 4 working presidents, Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Pawan Goel and Kuljit Singh Nagra, to help Sidhu within the run-up to the following Meeting elections.
Earlier, the Punjab chief minister’s media adviser had mentioned the CM won’t meet Sidhu until he publicly tenders an apology for his “derogatory” tweets in opposition to him.
Nagra mentioned they’ve requested AICC office-bearers, senior leaders of the Congress Get together, together with the chief minister and celebration staff, to attend the occasion.
They have to attain the occasion to bless the brand new crew. We request Jakhar sahab and Chief Minister sahab that they need to attend, Nagra advised reporters in Amritsar.
Sources mentioned that Nagra is more likely to meet Amarinder Singh on Thursday whereas formally inviting him for the Friday’s operate.
Earlier through the day on Wednesday, in what was seen as a present of energy, practically 60 Congress MLAs gathered on the residence of Sidhu in Amritsar, amid suspense over a potential truce between him and CM Amarinder Singh.
The Congress has 80 MLAs within the state Meeting.
Earlier than going to Amritsar, Sidhu had been calling on ministers and legislators in Chandigarh to mobilise assist previously a couple of days.
Sidhu had already met a number of ministers and MLAs.
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