Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, who met Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi for talks on Thursday, will stay the Punjab Congress Committee chief, it was introduced after the high-stakes assembly signalling an finish to the continuing turmoil within the state. Sources instructed News18 that the majority of Sidhu’s calls for have been accepted, and the choice is more likely to be formally introduced at a Cabinet assembly that has been referred to as on October 4.
MLA Gurdeep, who was a part of the Channi-Sidhu meet which happened at Chandigarh’s Punjab Bhawan, mentioned that Sidhu has agreed to withdraw his resignation. Two flower bouquets had been seen being taken inside Punjab Bhawan. Sidhu agreed to speak with Channi a day after the CM reached out to him and provided to resolve points by way of talks.
Right earlier than his assembly with Channi, Sidhu attacked the state’s new DGP, saying that he had wrongly indicted two Sikh youths in a desecration case and gave a clear chit to the Badals.
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The desecration of a spiritual textual content allegedly happened in Punjab’s Faridkot district in 2015, whose investigation was handed over by the then Parkash Singh Badal-led authorities to an SIT led by present DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota. Sahota was given the extra cost of the state’s DGP by the Charanjit Singh Channi-led authorities, after which Sidhu give up because the state Congress chief and objected to his appointment.
Sidhu in a tweet on Thursday mentioned Sahota was the top of the particular investigation workforce (SIT) probing the desecration case below the Badal authorities and “wrongly” indicted two Sikh youths and gave a “clean chit to Badals”. Sidhu additional mentioned in 2018, he together with present state Home Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa and the then Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar had met the victims, assuring “help” in battle for Justice.
DGP IPS Sahota was head of SIT investigating Beadbi case under Badal Govt, he wrongfully indicted two Sikh youth for sacrilege & gave clean chit to Badals. In 2018, I along with INC Ministers, then PCC Pres & present Home Minister assured them of our support in fight for Justice. https://t.co/yX3TT17fCv pic.twitter.com/aQpJ9xq0KQ— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) September 30, 2021
Earlier in the day, Sidhu reached Chandigarh from Patiala to meet Channi. A miffed Sidhu on Wednesday had raised a question over the appointments of the director general of police, state’s advocate general and tainted leaders.
The Punjab unit of the Congress is in turmoil after Amarinder Singh was removed as the chief minister and its chief Sidhu resigned from his post ahead of the Assembly elections in the state early next year.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Channi had said, “I have spoken to Sidhu sahab over telephone today. The party is supreme and the government accepts the party’s ideology and follows that. (I told him that) You come, sit and talk”. “If you (Sidhu) really feel there’s something mistaken, you’ll be able to level it out,” he had mentioned.
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