'All Issues Resolved' Post Navjot Sidhu's Meet With CM Channi: Reports
Navjot Sidhu had said that CM Channi had invited him for talks.
Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned as Punjab Congress chief on Tuesday, met with Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi at Punjab Bhawan on Thursday, 30 September. Following the meeting, NDTV however quoted sources as saying: "Sidhu Sahab maan gaye hain (Sidhu has relented)".
Meanwhile, The Indian Express quoted sources as saying that all issues were "resolved to satisfaction" between Navjot Singh Sidhu and the Channi cabinet.
The meeting reportedly went on for three hours, following which, as per NDTV, the two leaders emerged smiling. Sidhu, as well as Channi and All India Congress Committee observer Harish Chaudhary, were also spotted by the press leaving the Punjab Bhavan premises.
Earlier, in the day, Sidhu had tweeted that Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi had invited him for talks and that he would meet him at 3 pm at Punjab Bhawan for the same.
"Chief Minister has invited me for talks… will reciprocate by reaching Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh at 3:00 PM today, he is welcome for any discussions," Sidhu wrote on his Twitter.
Sidhu's Aide Hints at Return as Punjab Congress Chief
Meanwhile, Sidhu's adviser Mohammed Mustafa told NDTV on Thursday, that the senior party leader would continue to be the state unit chief and added that the issue would be resolved soon.
The adviser to the leader indicated that Sidhu may not go through with his resignation.
Mustafa reportedly said that the Congress leadership understands Sidhu and the latter is also not beyond the party leadership. He explained that Sidhu "acts emotionally at times", which the party leadership understands.
Can Never Compromise on Punjab's Future: Sidhu Quits as Punjab Chief
Sidhu resigned as the chief of the Congress' state unit on Tuesday, jolting the party and stretching the crisis that has been continuing in the state ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections.
Sidhu announced his decision to resign in a letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
In his letter, Sidhu wrote: “The collapse of a man’s character stems from the compromise corner, I can never compromise to Punjab’s future and the agenda for the welfare of Punjab.”
Following Sidhu's resignation, Cabinet minister Razia Sultana, General Secretary of Punjab Congress Yoginder Dhingra, General Secretary of Punjab Congress (in-charge training) Gautam Seth and Punjab Congress treasurer Gulzar Inder Chahal also stepped down.
(With inputs from NDTV.)
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