Navjot Singh Sidhu withdraws resignation, will resume his duties as Punjab Congress President

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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has withdrawn his resignation as Punjab Congress President and will resume his duties, said senior party leader Harish Rawat on Friday.

“He (Sidhu) shared his concerns with Rahul Gandhi. We have told him that his concerns will be taken care of here. Navjot Singh Sidhu assured Rahul Gandhi that he has withdrawn his resignation and he will resume his duties as the Punjab Congress president,” Rawat said.

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Harish Rawat’s remarks came after a meeting between Sidhu and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday at the latter’s residence.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu to continue as Punjab Congress chief

The meeting of the two leaders came at a time when Sidhu’s rebellious attitude towards the recently appointed Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi is quite visible.

Sidhu who is in the national capital had also met Congress in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat and party general secretary KC Venugopal on Thursday.

Sidhu had tendered his resignation as Punjab Congress chief on September 28. He was reportedly upset over the bureaucratic setup and his commands not being followed after Cabinet expansion in Punjab. But his resignation was not accepted by the party.

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According to sources in the party, the high command was not happy with the resignation of Sidhu and no such meeting with central leadership happened after his resignation.

Sidhu, after his resignation, had said he will always stand by party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi.

Sidhu’s resignation as state party chief has intensified the crisis in the Punjab Congress as a minister and three Congress leaders, considered close to him, stepped down from their posts.

-PTC News