Various Reports circulated Navjot Singh Sidhu as the new Congress Chief of Delhi
The name of Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu was doing rounds for the post of Delhi Congress Chief. Party denied any such speculation of the former cricketer becoming the latest the chief of DPCC. The post is vacant since the demise of former Chief Minister and Delhi Chief of Congress Sheila Dikshit.
As per the sources, there were suggestions of Sidhu’s name to lead the party in the National Capital amid huge differences between the former cricketer and Punjab’s Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh.
The Delhi Congress-in-charge denied any such reports naming Navjot Singh Sidhu as the new chief
The Delhi Congress-in-charge, PC Chacko said that there has been no meeting of the Delhi Unit and there has been no discussion for the post of Delhi Congress chief.
Delhi Congress Chief will be decided once the President of the party is declared. The Congress President will then decide who will lead the party in New Delhi.
Navjot Singh Sidhu who earlier held the post of minister in Ministry of Power and Renewable energy resigned from the cabinet post. He was unhappy with the change in his portfolio before the 55-year-old resigned to Captain Amrinder Singh addressing, then Congress President Rahul Gandhi. He held the portfolio of “Local Bodies” which was changed by the Punjab Chief Minister.
Relationship between former cricketer and Punjab CM were bitter
Captain Amrinder Singh had said that their relationship has always been bitter and the rift widened after cricketer turned politician attended the sworn-in ceremony of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan where he also hugged the Amry Chief of Pakistan.
Siddhu alleged that the Punjab CM had blocked ticket for his wife Navjot Kaur to contest from Amritsar or Chandigarh. In response, Chief Minister held Siddhu responsible for not getting more than 8 seats of 13 in Lok Sabha election in 2019.
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