Punjab Congress Crisis LIVE Updates: Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to meet Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi today, a day after he promised to abide by Gandhis’ decision on his concerns on Punjab affairs. This came a month after Sidhu post his resignation letter on Twitter apparently miffed at the appointments and cabinet reshuffle under Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi. However, a decision was party by the high command of the grand old party. On Thursday, after an intense meeting with the cricketer-turned-politician at the party headquarters in the state, AICC general secretary Harish Rawat announced that Sidhu will continue as Punjab Congress chief.
AICC general secretary KC Venugopal later said that the party would formally clear the air on Sidhu in 12 to 16 hours. Local reports said that there are indications that some issues raised by Sidhu may be addressed. After the meeting, the cricketer-turned-politician said, “I have conveyed my concerns to the party. I have full faith in Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandh. Whatever decision they take will be in the best interest of the Congress and of Punjab.” Responding to queries on his resignation, he replied, “I have always considered the Gandhis supreme and have followed their directions.”