Punjab Cong spat at its peak, Sidhu meets Rahul, Priyanka in Delhi

Punjab Cong spat at its peak, Sidhu meets Rahul, Priyanka in Delhi

Agency News

New Delhi, Jun 10: Days after Chief Minister Amarinder Singh divested him of the Local Development department, Punjab Minister Navajot Singh Sidhu on Monday met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and apprised him of the 'situation'.
"Met the Congress President, handed him my letter, apprised him of the situation", Sidhu tweeted with a photograph of Mr Gandhi along with party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and senior leader Ahmed Patel.
According to sources, the cricketer-turned politician was camping in the National Capital since Friday to get an appointment with Mr Gandhi, after the Chief Minister divested his key portfolio.
Instead of Local Development, Tourism and Culture, the Chief Minister had allocated less important Power and New and Renewable Energy Source department to Mr Sidhu.
Mr Sidhu, however, did not assume office and chose to apprise the central leadership about the 'situation'.
In the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, the Congress bagged eight out of the 13 seats in the state, however, Amarinder Singh blamed Mr Sidhu for the poor performance of the party.
He had said that the Congress performance in the urban areas were poor and had accused Mr Sidhu's poor handling of his Ministry.
Mr Sidhu was also not included in the eight consultative groups formed by the Chief Minister, on Saturday, to review progress and make changes in the government's flagship programmes and schemes.
Earlier, Mr Sidhu had accused Amarinder Singh for the denial of the ticket in the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency to his wife Navjot Kaur.