CHANDIGARH: Newly appointed Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu has not sought time to satisfy Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, an advisor of the CM stated Tuesday, rejecting reviews suggesting the previous cricketer had sought an appointment.
There isn’t any change within the stance that Singh won’t meet Sidhu until he publicly apologises for his “derogatory” tweets in opposition to him, chief minister’s media advisor Raveen Thukral stated, indicating the simmering rigidity between the 2 leaders is much from over.
“Reviews of @sherryontop (Sidhu) looking for time to satisfy @capt_amarinder are completely false. No time has been sought in any respect.No change in stance.. CM will not meet #NavjotSinghSidhu until he publicly apologises for his personally derogatory social media assaults in opposition to him,” Thukral tweeted.
Sidhu, who had been at loggerheads with the CM over numerous points, was appointed the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief regardless of robust opposition from the CM.
Singh was learnt to have advised AICC basic secretary Harish Rawat final week that he won’t meet the cricketer-turned-politician till he publicly tenders an apology for his “derogatory” tweets in opposition to him.
There was no response from the CM over the Amritsar East MLA’s elevation to the submit of the chief of the celebration’s state unit.
Earlier, senior Congress chief and cupboard minister Brahm Mahindra had dominated out any private assembly with Sidhu until he resolves his points with Chief Minister Singh.
The assertion comes on a day Sidhu went to Amritsar the place he obtained a rousing welcome from his supporters and celebration staff.
In an announcement issued right here, Mahindra stated the choice to nominate Sidhu had been taken by the excessive command and is welcome.
Nonetheless, I cannot meet him (Sidhu) until he meets the Chief Minister and resolves his points with him, Mahindra stated.
He stated Singh is the chief of the Congress legislature celebration and he (Mahindra) is duty-bound to comply with him.
Earlier than going to Amritsar, Sidhu had been calling on ministers and legislators in Chandigarh to mobilise help prior to now few days.
Sidhu had already met a number of ministers and MLAs.
The cricketer-turned-politician pays obeisance on the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday and lots of celebration leaders had been anticipated to be there.