Tag: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Captain Amarinder accepts Sidhu’s invitation; latter says ‘no personal agenda’ in letter | India News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday agreed to attend the installation ceremony of the new Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu, putting an end to the speculation that he may boycott the event. The ceremony will take place on Friday. Two of the four working presidents of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), […]

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In first show of strength, Navjot Singh Sidhu visits Golden Temple with 62 MLAs

New Delhi: In a first show of solidarity after his name was announced as the state party chief, Punjab Congress unit President Navjot Singh Sidhu, accompanying 62 legislators, comprising many state Cabinet ministers, on Wednesday (July 21) paid his obeisance at the Amritsar’s Golden Temple. However, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who is upset with Sidhu […]

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Navjot Singh Sidhu gets upper hand in Punjab as Congress top brass ignores CM Amarinder Singh’s objections

NEW DELHI: After weeks of infighting and strong opposition by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was finally appointed the state unit chief by the Congress top brass in a bid to end factionalism in the party. Sidhu replaced Sunil Jakhar, a prominent Hindu face who was at the helm for […]

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“Time To Be United”: Congress Leader On Navjot Singh Sidhu’s Promotion In Punjab

Senior Congress leader Ashwani Kumar said the party leadership’s decision should be accepted by all. New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former law minister Ashwani Kumar on Sunday urged party leaders in Punjab to gracefully accept decision of the Congress high command to appoint Navjot Singh Sidhu as the new state party president and stressed […]

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In Bitter Punjab Feud, Sidhu Has the Last Laugh With Elevation as State Congress Chief

Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu was appointed the Punjab Congress president on Sunday, after months of bitter party-infighting with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Four working presidents have also been appointed alongside Sidhu, namely: Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Pawan Goel, and Kujit Singh Nagra. Danny, a Dalit Sikh is Rahul Gandhi’s choice. While […]

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Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Sonia Gandhi as Punjab Congress crisis escalates

Former Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on July 16 reached Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s residence at 10 Janpath for a meeting after infighting in the Punjab Congress intensified following reports that Mr. Sidhu would be made the new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief. All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge for Punjab Harish Rawat is present […]

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Amarinder Singh to remain Cong’s CM candidate in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu to become party chief: Sources

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will lead the party for 2022 Assembly election in the state while Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to be named as the party chief, as per sources in the party. The Congress party has been trying desperately to the resolve the infighting that has endangered the party’s campaign […]

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Don’t know about Sidhu…will go with high command: Amarinder

With the Congress central leadership finally stepping in to tackle the crisis that has gripped its Punjab unit months ahead of Assembly elections, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Tuesday met Sonia Gandhi and said he will abide by any decision taken by the party president. Singh, however, told reporters that he does not “know anything about […]

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‘Will accept what party chief decides’: Amarinder after meeting Sonia Gandhi amid Punjab Congress crisis

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi in a bid to resolve the crisis that has gripped the state Congress unit months before key Assembly elections. Following his meeting, Captain Amarinder told reporters: “Whatever the Congress President decides on Punjab, we will accept it.” […]

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Capt vs Sidhu: On the ground, fault lines become worry lines

“Six months ago, the consensus was that we will win hands down in 2022, now we find ourselves standing in a queue.’’ In Attari, 3 km from the Pakistan border, this is how local Congress MLA Tarsem Singh D C described the predicament that has gripped the ruling party in Punjab. Split down the middle […]

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