President of Indian National Congress Sonia Gandhi on July 18 selected former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu as the new Punjab party president, despite the opposition from CM of Punjab Amarinder Singh. Navjot Singh Sidhu’s selection came following quite a while of conflicting in the Punjab unit as the former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu had transparently opposed CM Amarinder Singh’s administration more than a few issues. Other than Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sonia Gandhi likewise named 4 presidents to help Navjot Singh Sidhu approach the following election polls.
The new four working presidents are Sardar Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder, Pawan Goel and S. Kuljit Singh. Kuljit Singh Nagra, who was accountable for party undertakings in northeastern states like Sikkim, Nagaland and Tripura, has been assuaged of his current duties. While hypotheses were ready that Navjot Singh Sidhu was being made the Punjab Congress unit head, eleven legislative members on July 18 showed up to openly support the CM whom they called the tallest leader of masses and spoke to the central leadership not to allow him to down.
The new move is viewed as a feature of the INC’s transition to determine the conflict in front of upcoming assembly elections in 2022. Navjot Singh Sidhu has been in the middle of a rebellion position against CM Amarinder Singh. At the point when early signs came in that Navjot Singh Siddhu will be named the Punjab party president-chief, sources near Amarinder Singh had stated that he was not happy and had passed on to the central leadership that he would not go into the elections polls with Navjot Singh Sidhu as Punjab President Chief.
Afterwards, explanations and dissents were given by both Harish Rawat and Amarinder Singh. The seeds of strife among CM and Navjot were planted back in 2017 when the last joined the INC and the CM Amarinder Singh considered him to be an upstart forced on the state unit by the INC. With strain raising between the pair, Amarinder Singh stripped Navjot Singh Siddhu of his portfolio in June 2019 after a descending twisting that saw the last straightforwardly attack a fellow minister over a supposed scam.
Nonetheless, Punjab CM apparently kept in touch with INC leader Sonia Gandhi and told his reservation over any such step. Amarinder Singh, in his letter to INC leader Sonia Gandhi, stated that there could be an unfavourable effect on the party’s hope in the forthcoming assembly elections by disregarding the privileged few and other senior leaders addressing Hindu and Dalit people group. Navjot Singh Sindhu joined the Congress party in 2017.