Journey has just begun: Sidhu on meeting spree with netas | India News

Journey has just begun: Sidhu on meeting spree with netas | India News


CHANDIGARH: Declaring that his journey has “just begun”, Punjab Congress’ new president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday pledged to work with every “member of the Congress family” to fulfil the ‘Jittega Punjab’ mission, a day after being appointed to the key post after months of a bitter, polarising spat between him and CM Amarinder Singh.
The 57-year-old cricketer-turned-politician, who had a busy day calling on leaders and ministers, thanked the Congress leadership for appointing him head of the Punjab unit and asserted that he would strengthen the party’s organisation in the state. Assembly polls in Punjab are due next year.
“Today, to work further for the same dream and strengthen the invincible fort of Congress in Punjab. I am grateful to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi for bestowing their faith in me and giving me this pivotal responsibility,” he tweeted.
Sidhu arrived in Chandigarh on Monday and met several party leaders, including former CM Rajinder Kaur Bhathal, ministers Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Charanjit Singh, Razia Sultana and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa. Sidhu, who replaced Sunil Jakhar as Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief, was elevated to the position despite Amarinder Singh’s strong reservations.
In Amritsar, several Congress workers and supporters beat drums and broke out in celebratory dance to celebrate the former cricketer taking charge of the state unit.
The chief minister’s media advisor, meanwhile, rejected reports of Singh calling a meeting of MLAs and MPs on Wednesday.





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