Amarinder Singh Agrees To Navjot Sidhu Promotion But With Riders: Sources

Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu have been sparring for months.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday agreed to a Congress plan to promote rival Navjot Singh as the party’s state president and end the simmering mutiny but listed terms for the solution, sources said.

Captain Singh’s agreement came after a meeting with Congress’s Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat who flew in a helicopter from Delhi to meet the Chief Minister in Chandigarh. Sources said Captain Singh agreed to accept any decision taken by party chief Sonia Gandhi.

However, Captain Singh also said that he should be involved by the party leadership while taking important decisions and that Mr Sidhu’s appointment should complement his efforts in helping the party come back to power in the next year’s elections, sources said.

Captain Singh also demanded that he be given a free hand in reshuffling his cabinet and in the appointment of working presidents under Mr Sidhu.


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