Internal Tussle In Congress At Peak, Sidhu Skips Meeting Called By New PPCC Chief Raja Warring

Congress high command had appointed Gidderbaha MLA and Ex-minister Amarinder Singh Raja Warring as the new PCC chief on April 9, replacing Navjot Singh Sidhu who was asked to resign after the humiliating defeat of the Congress party in the recent assembly elections. Though Sidhu had said on Friday that he would continue fighting and raising his voice for the interests of Punjab, as he skips the meeting called by new PPCC chief Raja Warring, it’s once again clear that Sidhu is somewhere unhappy with the decision of high command. 

New PPCC chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring had chaired a meeting with several party leaders from Amritsar, and as Sidhu was an MLA from Amritsar East, it was expected that he would attend the meeting, but he skipped. 

“I called him (Ex-PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu) but he didn’t pick up the call. Could be some personal matter”, said Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, the newly appointed PPC chief. 

The leaders who met Raja Warring met were O P Soni, Raj Kumar Verka, Gurjit Singh Aujla, and Sukhwinder Singh Danny. 

While interacting with the media in Amritsar, the new PPCC chief Raja Warring also sought the guidance and blessings of senior leaders on how to further strengthen the party in Punjab. While he admitted that the Congress party lost due to indiscipline and infighting, he also said 

“The reasons behind the party’s poor performance in the recently-held Punjab Assembly polls would be analyzed and we will focus on once again strengthening the party all over the state”.

Though recently the Ex-PPCC chief Sidhu had visited the former MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon’s residence in Samrala. The four-time MLA fought independently after being denied the party ticket during the assembly elections. Apart from this, Sidhu also separately had meetings with senior Congress leaders Lal Singh and former PPCC chief and Ex-MP Sunil Jakhar.

Though Sidhu had lost from Amritsar East and even resigned from the PPCC chief post, still he has been meeting the party rebels, saying “we will continue to fight for the interest of Punjabis”.

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