Punjab Congress infighting: Navjot Singh Sidhu softens stance after Sonia Gandhi, Rahul send out firm message

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu leaves for Amritsar from
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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu leaves for Amritsar from his residence, in Patiala, Saturday, July 17.

After being reprimanded by Congress high command and party leader Rahul Gandhi, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has softened his stance on Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, reports said.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has made it clear that the face of the party in Punjab is Captain Amarinder Singh and if there is any difference, it should be resolved internally. 

Sources said only after getting this stern message, the former Punjab cabinet minister was seen holding a parley of meetings with many party leaders including state Congress president Sunil Jakhar, who is said to be close to the CM. 

Later he also met state Health Minister Balbir Sidhu and former Finance Minister of Punjab Lal Singh.

According to the formula, Navjot Singh Sidhu can be made Punjab Congress President and Santosh Chaudhary, who is an MP from Jalandhar, could be made the executive chairman. Along with this Vijay Indra Singla, another Hindu-faced cabinet minister close to Captain and Rahul Gandhi could also be made a co-executive chairman.

If sources are to be believed, Congress General Secretary in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat, who is already in Mohali, may bring materialise a meeting of CM Amarinder Singh and his arch in-house rival, Navjot Singh Sidhu by Saturday evening.  

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