Navjot Singh Sidhu becomes new PPCC chief

By IndianMandarins- 19 Jul 2021


New Delhi (19.07.2021): Congress working President Sonia Gandhi has appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee along with four working presidents -- Kuljit Nagra, Pawan Goel, Sukhwinder Singh Danny and Sangat Singh Gillian.

Though Navjot Singh Sidhu is appointed as PPCC chief but Punjab chief minister is not happy with this and reportedly told the party leadership that he would not meet Sidhu till he publically apologises for his attacks on him in the recent past.

But with this the decision, the party leadership has clearly put its weight behind Sidhu while ignoring Amarinder Singh's opposition. Support of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has helped him clinching the post despite strong resistance from the CM. Sidhu will replaceSunil Jakhar. Nagra, who was in-charge of party affairs in Sikkim, Nagaland and Tripura has been relieved of his present responsibilities.

The appointment of Sidhu happened after long speculation and amid strong opposition from the chief minister.Sidhu, who joined the Congress from the BJP ahead of the last Assembly elections in 2017, has increased his efforts to gather support in the past few days and met several MLAs and leaders.

The leadership feels Sidhu can lead and help party to ensure its victory in the upcoming Assembly polls slated for early next year. Sidhu's ability to pull crowds and launch a vigorous campaign has worked in his favour as the party feels that infusing fresh energy in the party ranks is required at a time when slackness has set in after four-and-half years in the Government.

Sidhu now faces the challenge of uniting the party and bringing cohesion in its ranks, besides winning the trust of the old guard and veterans.

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