Navjot Singh Sidhu after meeting Congress panel on Punjab

 Punjab MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu met the three-member Congress panel on Punjab in New Delhi on Tuesday. Coming after the meeting, Sidhu who has locked horns with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, said he presented people’s voices from grassroots level to party high command.

“My stand on democratic power remains the same. The power of the people must return to the people. I have clearly stated the truth,” Sidhu said in Delhi.

The panel, that has been formed to resolve the differences between Sidhu and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, held its first meeting on Monday with 25 MLAs at the party’s ‘war room’ at 15, Gurdwara Rakabganj road in the national capital (GRG).

Panel member JP Aggarwal on Monday said there are no differences. “Today (Monday) we have talked to 25 MLAs. There are no differences. There was no talk on the leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh. Everyone has said their point. There are small issues to be resolved. We will give our report. Tomorrow (June 1), Navjot Singh Sidhu will come,” he said.

Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar also called Monday’s meeting a ‘manthan’. “It’s not about an individual but Punjab and Congress. Meetings will take for at least three days. MLAs, MPs and senior leaders will meet during this time and see how to strengthen the party,” he said.

Assuring that the issue will be resolved soon, Jakhar added, “Few people try to find opportunities among hardships, they shall also be exposed. Those who had backstabbed that will be accounted for also so that the party can benefit and contest the upcoming elections unitedly.”

Citing the 2015 sacrilegious incidents involving Guru Granth Sahib and the killing of two people in police firing, Sidhu had on May 21 attacked the Punjab Chief Minister, tweeting, “To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.”

Later on April 27, Amarinder Singh had challenged Sidhu to contest polls against him from Patiala and state whether he is a member of the Congress party or not.


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