Navjot Sidhu to meet Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi amid Congress infighting

Navjot Sidhu's attacks against Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh started after he quit the state cabinet in 2019. Those attacks have intensified and turned bitter. Congress leaders fear that the ongoing feud can hurt the party in assembly elections next year.

Disgruntled Congress leader from Punjab Navjot Singh Sidhu will meet former party president Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Delhi on Tuesday. This comes after several meetings between the top Congress leaders and those from Punjab to resolve the ongoing feud between Sidhu and chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Rahul Gandhi has stepped up efforts to resolve the crisis in the Punjab unit of the Congress and has been meeting several leaders from the state at his residence. Vijendra Singla, Rana Gurjit Singh, Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Dhillon and MLA Lakhvir Singh were among those who met him on Friday.

The leaders told the media after the meeting that decisions were made to strengthen the party ahead of the assembly elections due next year in Punjab. Senior party leaders fear that the bitter feud between the two tall Congress leaders in the state may hurt the party’s fortunes in the elections.

Gandhi earlier met Punjab pradesh Congress committee president Sunil Jakhar, Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and Harish Rawat.

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