Nagpur: Former Congress chief Navjyot Singh Sidhu will stay as the Punjab Cong chief and lead the party in next year’s election, according to his close aide. It is speculated that Sidhu might backtrack on his resignation.
Adviser to Sidhu, Mohammed Mustafa, claimed that the issue will be resolved soon and Sidhu will continue to be the Punjab Congress chief. “The Congress leadership understands Navjot Sidhu and Sidhu is not beyond the Congress leadership. He is not Amarinder Singh, who never cared for the Congress and its leadership,” Mustafa added.
Mustafa also said that Sidhu sometimes acts emotionally and the Congress leadership understands.
In another development, former chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today morning after holding talks with Union home minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Wednesday.
Singh reportedly had a long hour meeting with the home minister and refused speculations of changing camps. He said that they discussed farmers’ issues. The senior Congress leader till now hasn’t denied or confirmed whether he will change his camp. Singh was forced to quit as the chief minister of Punjab, four months ahead of the polls.
After landing in Delhi, Singh rubbished reports of him meeting any BJP leader in Delhi and he was there to resolve the issues regarding the farmers deadlock which has been going on since the past 11 months. The team also termed his meeting with Shah.