Sidhu to continue as Punjab Pradesh Congress chief, says all concerns addressed

For us the matter of Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation is over: Harish Rawat after Sidhu met Rahul Gandhi

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 15

After days of uncertainty about Punjab Congress affairs, state unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu is all set to resume duties after the party leadership “addressed all his concerns.”

PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu talking to media persons after meeting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, in New Delhi on Friday. Tribune photo; Manas Ranjan Bhui

After meeting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi here on Friday night, Sidhu said: “Whatever concerns I had I have shared with Rahul Gandhi. All my concerns have been sorted out.”

Harish Rawat, AICC General Secretary in-charge of Punjab, later said Sidhu had assured Rahul that he was withdrawing his resignation and resuming his work as PCC chief.

Rawat said Sidhu has shared his concerns with party leaders and it is the party’s duty to talk to the Punjab Chief Minister and resolve the remaining issues.

The resolution would happen over the coming few days.

“We have told Sidhu that his concerns will be taken care of. He has assured Rahul that he is withdrawing his resignation and resuming his duty as PCC chief,” said Rawat.

The state AICC in-charge said Sidhu also told Rahul Gandhi he would join his duty as Punjab Congress president.

“He told Rahul Gandhi that he’s working hard and will work harder now. For us his resignation matter is over,” said Rawat, capping days of suspense since Sidhu resigned over differences with the CM in respect of certain government appointments.

Sidhu had posted his resignation on Twitter.

Tribune Shorts


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