Navjot Singh Sidhu to stay as Punjab Congress chief

After much political drama, Navjot Singh Sidhu will continue as the Punjab Congress chief and a coordination panel is likely to be set up which will be consulted before taking significant decisions by the Punjab government in future, party sources told the media.

Sidhu met Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday (September 30) and this decision was reached after an over two-hour meeting at the Punjab Congress Bhavan. The meeting was also attended by Congress leader and central observer Harish Chaudhary, minister Pargat Singh and Punjab Congress working president Kuljit Nagra.

“The panel may comprise the CM, Navjot Singh Sidhu and a representative of the All-India Congress Committee (AICC),” a Congress source told the media. An announcement is expected in this regard soon, the source added.

Sidhu resigned as the Punjab Congress chief on Tuesday over several issues including the appointments of the DGP, state’s advocate general and “tainted” leaders. Following Sidu’s resignation, a minister and some other leaders considered close to him also resigned.

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