Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has agreed to attend the ceremony in which the newly appointed PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu will formally take over the reins of the state Congress on Friday.
Sidhu forwarded an invitation to the Captain, saying that “as the eldest of Punjab Congress family, I request you to please come and bless the new team of PCC…"
Highly placed party sources said that the development comes following intervention from the party high command. Sources revealed that Punjab affairs in-charge, Harish Rawat will accompany the CM to the Congress Bhavan where the function is going to be held.
One of the working presidents appointed recently, Kuljit Singh Nagra will hand over the invite to the CM personally at his residence shortly.
Capt Amarinder has been reiterating that he would not meet Sidhu personally until the latter apologized for his ‘derogatory’ tweets raising questions over the truce formula decided by the party high command.
Punjab CM @capt_amarinder has invited all @INCPunjab MLAs, MPs and senior party functionaries at Punjab Bhawan for tea at 10 am on Friday. They will all then go to Punjab Congress Bhawan together from there for the installation of the new PPCC team. pic.twitter.com/fdm2XXprlP— Raveen Thukral (@RT_MediaAdvPBCM) July 22, 2021
CM’s media advisor said that Singh has invited all MLAs, MPs, and senior party functionaries of Punjab Congress for tea on Friday after which all of them will attend Sidhu’s installation ceremony.
Meanwhile CM Singh commemorated the 175th CISF Raising Day in his “happy place" by shaking a leg with the jawans of Paltan, 2 Sikh.