'Spoke to Navjot Sidhu, Told Him Party Is Supreme': Punjab CM Charanjit Channi
"I spoken to him on the phone and told him let's sit, talk it out and resolve the issue," Punjab CM Channi said.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, while addressing the media on Wednesday, 29 September, said that he spoke to former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu following the latter's resignation from the party post.
"Whoever is party president, is head of the family. I had called him and told him that the party is supreme. I have spoken to him on phone and told him let's sit, talk it out and resolve the issue," Channi said, as quoted by ANI.
Channi addressed the media after holding a meeting with his newly appointed Cabinet on Wednesday.
Channi's statement came just hours after Sidhu broke his silence on his resignation as the chief of Punjab Congress on Tuesday, saying that he had opposed the appointment of tainted officers.
Referring to the appointments of Amar Preet Singh Deol as Punjab's Advocate General and Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, who has been given the additional charge of the director general of Punjab police, Sidhu said that the people who gave a clean chits to tainted politicians have been "rewarded".
"What happened to the principles that were being spoken about earlier?" Sidhu asked.
Sidhu said that the very system that was being challenged earlier was being brought back in place.
Responding to questions on Sidhu being upset over the 'bureaucratic set-up' and concerns over his commands not being followed after the Cabinet expansion in Punjab, Channi on Tuesday said, "It will be settled if he is upset... though he is not upset with me."
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