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'Will Follow What Gandhis Decide': Navjot Sidhu Post Meet With Congress Gen Secs

Sidhu's meeting with Congress general secretaries took place in Delhi.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Navjot Singh Sidhu with Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi. File photo.&nbsp;</p></div>
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Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, on Thursday, 14 October, met Congress general secretaries KC Venugopal and Harish Rawat, following which he was quoted by ANI as saying that he will follow whatever directions senior leaders in the party have for him.

The meeting took place in Delhi, after which Sidhu said:

“I expressed my concerns regarding Punjab and Punjab Congress to party high-command. I've full faith in Congress president (Sonia Gandhi), Priyanka ji and Rahul ji. Whatever decision they'll take, it'll for the betterment of Congress and Punjab. I'll follow their directions.”

Meanwhile, Harish Rawat was quoted by ANI as reiterating Sidhu’s decision to follow the Congress president’s instructions. Rawat, thereby, went on to spell out the instructions and say:

“The instructions are clear that Navjot Sidhu should work as Punjab Congress President and set up organisational structure. An announcement will be made tomorrow.”

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Sidhu’s Resignation

Days after Sihdu’s rivalry with former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh culminated into the latter's resignation, Sidhu resigned in September as the Punjab Congress chief saying, "The collapse of a man’s character stems from the compromise corner, I can never compromise on Punjab’s future and the agenda for the welfare of Punjab.”

Sidhu reportedly resigned opposing the appointments of Amar Preet Singh Deol as Punjab's Advocate General and the promotion of Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota as the director general of Punjab police (DGP).

However, even while resigning, he added that he "will continue to serve the Congress.”

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