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Navjot Sidhu meets Rahul Gandhi amid Punjab Congress turmoil Navjot Sidhu | Rahul Gandhi
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Navjot Sidhu meets Rahul Gandhi amid Punjab Congress turmoil

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Oct 2021, 10:54 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu met senior party leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday amid a continued turmoil  in the state and a day after the former signalled an apparent climbdown from his resignation.

Sidhu met party general secretaries KC Venugopal and Harish Rawat in Delhi on Thursday and said he would follow any decision taken by the Gandhis.

"I have placed my concerns to party high command, I have full trust that whatever party president, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra decide, it will be for Punjab. I consider them supreme and follow their orders," the cricketer-turned politician said after the meeting on Thursday.

Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat had also said that a solution will emerge following the talks.

Thursday's meeting was called to discuss "organisational matters" of the state Congress following an uncomfortable truce between Sidhu and new Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

Earlier this month, Sidhu had quit the post of Punjab Congress supremo, making his displeasure felt with the new Chief Minister's picks for cabinet.

But a day later, he had agreed to continue with the post after he had accepted the Chief Minister's invitation for a meeting.

The two had agreed to the formation of a coordination committee to monitor the progress of Congress's 2017 Punjab poll promises.

The 57-year-old, however, is yet to formally withdraw his resignation.

However, his absence at the wedding ceremony of Channi's son, paved the way for speculation that the tension persisted between the two under the surface.