Chandigarh, October 12
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu is scheduled to meet All India Congress Committee general secretary (organisation) on Thursday to discuss “organisational matters related to Punjab”, the party said on Tuesday.
“Sh. Navjot Singh Sidhu, President Punjab Congress will be meeting me and Sh. Venugopal ji for discussion on certain organisational matters pertaining to Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee at Venugopal ji’s office on 14th October at 6 PM,” Harish Rawat, AICC general secretary in charge of Punjab affairs, said in a tweet.
This comes a fortnight after Sidhu resigned as Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief, a position he fought hard for only three months ago. Congress hasn’t accepted his resignation yet.
It also comes amid reports of ongoing tensions between cricketer-politician Sidhu and Punjab’s new chief minister, Charanjit Singh Channi. The party has so far dismissed these reports as rumours.
Sidhu took over as Punjab Congress chief in July at the end of a long power tussle between him and former chief minister Amarinder Singh.