Earlier in the day, in what is seen as a show of strength, nearly 60 Congress MLAs gathered at the residence of new state party chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, amid suspense over a possible truce between him and CM Amarinder Singh.
n what could be seen as a possible truce between Navjot Singh Sidhu and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the new Punjab Congress president is going to invite the Captain for Friday’s event where he along with four working presidents will formally assume charge.
“The invitation letter has been drafted and signed by Sidhu and other presidents including Sunil Jakhar. It will be sent to Captain soon,” Congress MLA from Moga, Dr Harjot Kamal has told India TV.
Sidhu and Amarinder Singh have been at loggerheads for the past some time, with the Amritsar (East) MLA recently attacking the CM over the desecration cases.
The chief minister was also averse to his appointment as the state Congress chief. After Sidhu’s elevation, the CM had said that he won’t meet him until the cricketer-turned-politician apologises for his “derogatory” tweets against him.
The MLAs joined by Sidhu boarded luxury buses and went to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple, where a large number of Congress supporters gathered. They also went to the Durgiana temple and Ram Tirath Sthal.