On Punjab crisis and rift with Sidhu, Amarinder Singh said, ‘Sonia Gandhi will take whatever decision she decides’

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday met Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi in the national capital amid ongoing political turmoil.

After the meeting, the Chief Minister said that the decision taken by the party high command would be acceptable to all.

“Whatever the Congress high command takes, we will follow it,” he said.

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However, he avoided questions related to the cricketer-turned-politician and his rival Navjot Singh Sidhu.

“I don’t know anything about Sidhu sahib… Whatever the decision, whatever the Congress president wants, we will follow it,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the interim party chief.

The chief minister’s meeting with Sonia Gandhi assumes significance as top party leaders are trying to resolve internal squabbles in Punjab Congress and there are speculations of a change in the party sometime before the assembly polls.

Sidhu is currently locked in a dispute with the chief minister, whom he has repeatedly targeted over the alleged delay in completing the investigation into the 2015 Sikh sacrilege case and subsequent police firing on protesters.

There is speculation that Sidhu, who met Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi in Delhi earlier this month, may get a key role in the proposed reshuffle.

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The Chief Minister had earlier appeared before a three-member panel appointed by the AICC headed by Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge.

A committee has been formed to end the internal discord in Punjab Congress.


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