Former Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi and it’s learnt that they mentioned contemplating an lively position for him in the occasion, information company PTI quoting its sources stated. It is speculated that the previous cricketer, who has remained away from Punjab politics ever since he resigned from the state cupboard, is reconsidering taking over a ministerial berth.
Sidhu to make a comeback in Punjab cupboard?
Sidhu is contemplating his return to the Punjab cupboard however is prone to be given a ministry aside from he held earlier, sources stated. He had been the native our bodies minister and likewise held the cost of tourism ministry in Punjab. All India Congress Committee normal secretary for Punjab Harish Rawat and occasion normal secretary Okay C Venugopal had been additionally current on the assembly which lasted for round half an hour, sources stated.
Sidhu has been eyeing the submit of Punjab Congress chief however Amarinder Singh will not be eager at hand over the occasion reins to him, sources stated.
Last month, when requested about Sidhu, thought of Chief Minister Amarinder’s bete noire, Harish Rawat stated he’s eager to make sure that the cricketer-turned-politician will get an essential accountability quickly. “I’m in a rush to settle this factor,” he stated. Asked if there’s a risk of Sidhu’s return to the state cupboard, Rawat stated, “We will quickly crystallise issues. I do not suppose that we will preserve a person like Sidhu, who has quite a lot of potential, with none main accountability. We need to make most use of him.”
Navjot Singh Sidhu vs Captain Amarinder Singh
Sidhu had met Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh over lunch in November final 12 months. CM stated that they’d some “easy talks” and expressed hope that he and Sidhu will proceed to have cordial conferences. “I used to be glad and pleased with the assembly, and so was Sidhu,” he stated.
“We didn’t make any plans for Punjab or India or the world. We simply had some easy talks, throughout which Sidhu shared quite a lot of his cricketing expertise,” Singh stated, including that sadly, the media was making a mountain out of a molehill.
Sidhu and Singh haven’t been on one of the best of phrases since May 2019 when the CM accused the previous cricketer of the “inept dealing with” of the Local Government Department, claiming it resulted in “poor efficiency” of the Congress in city areas in the course of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Sidhu was stripped of key portfolios in a cupboard reshuffle, after which he resigned from the state cupboard and stayed away from all Congress actions.
(With PTI inputs)