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After Meet Between Prashant Kishor and Gandhis, Solution to Punjab Crisis Likely Soon

File photo of Prashant Kishor.

File photo of Prashant Kishor.

Besides Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, KC Venugopal were also present at the meeting,

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at his residence in Delhi on Tuesday. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and KC Venugopal are also present at the meeting.

Sources told CNN-News18 that the leaders discussed the Punjab crisis, and that a possible solution is expected in the next 24 to 48 hours.

The Congress high command has been trying to make efforts for days to allay tension between Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who have been at loggerheads with each other. The central party leadership had also constituted a panel to resolve the Punjab crisis, which has emerged ahead of the state assembly elections due early next year.

The development happened on a day when Sidhu’s tweets left many in the party baffled with some them interpreting it as ‘cozying up’ to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

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While reacting to a tweet by Punjab AAP and statement from its party chief Bhagwant Mann, challenging Sidhu to tweet on issue of power companies funding Congress party, Sidhu responded, “Our opposition AAP has always recognised my vision & work for Punjab. Be it Before 2017- Beadbi, Drugs, Farmers Issues, Corruption & Power Crisis faced by People of Punjab raised by me or today as I present “Punjab Model” It is clear they know - who is really fighting for Punjab."

With speculations growing over the tweet, Sidhu shot off another tweet. “If the Opposition dares to question me, yet they can’t escape my Pro-People Agenda … This means they have resigned to their fate !!” the tweet read.

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first published:July 13, 2021, 16:16 IST