There was a lot celebration amongst supporters gathered in the present day on the Amritsar residence of Navjot Singh Sidhu, the newly appointed President of the Punjab Congress. Scores of get together MLAs arrived forward of a go to to the Golden Temple, at the least certainly one of whom rejected a requirement from Amarinder Singh’s camp that the get together chief apologise to the Chief Minister publicly.
After providing prayers on the Sikhs’ holiest web site, Mr Sidhu and the MLAs plan to go to the town’s Shri Valmiki Mandir Ram Tirath and Shri Durgiana Mandir. A luxurious bus was seen getting into the residential premises, prone to ferry them.
An air of festivity lingered as folks gathered on the gates of the Congress chief’s residence. Some performed the standard drums as policemen managed the group.
The Punjab Congress chief’s staff stated 62 MLAs had already arrived there.
“Why ought to Sidhu apologise. It’s not a public situation. The Chief Minister has not solved many points. In that case, he must also apologise to public,” Pargat Singh, Congress MLA from Jalandhar Cantonment, stated on reaching there.
He was responding to a tweet by the Punjab Chief Minister’s advisor asking Sidhu to apologise. A public apology for attacking him on varied points was among the many calls for made by Mr Singh’s camp as a situation to comply with Mr Sidhu’s elevation as state get together chief.
“I’ve religion that the 2022 Assembly polls can be received due to Mr Sidhu. The CM’s advisors are deceptive him. Due to this, Punjab goes backwards,” stated Madan Lal Jalalpur, the Ghanaur MLA, at Mr Sidhu’s residence.
The cricketer-turned-politician’s appointment on Sunday, changing Sunil Jakhar, got here on the finish of a months-long face-off between the 2 and a collection of conferences of state and nationwide leaders of the get together.
It additionally got here months forward of the state Assembly polls, profitable which was wanting more and more tough for the Congress amid such intense infighting.