In a primary present of solidarity after his title was introduced because the state get together chief, Punjab Congress unit President Navjot Singh Sidhu, accompanying 62 legislators, comprising many state Cabinet ministers, on Wednesday paid obeisance on the Golden Temple, right here.
However, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who’s upset with Sidhu over his purported remarks in opposition to his authorities over the ability disaster and the sacrilege subject, and his shut confidants, had been conspicuously absent from Sidhu’s maiden go to to his constituency and spiritual locations within the metropolis after assuming the cost because the state chief.
However, previous state President Sunil Jakhar was accompanying cricketer-turned politician Sidhu.
Sidhu will assume the brand new cost on Friday.
After paying obeisance on the Golden Temple, Sidhu and the legislators will likely be visiting the Durgiana Mandir and Ram Tirath Sthal, each distinguished Hindu websites.
Earlier within the day, the 62 Congress MLAs gathered at Sidhu’s residence right here and reached the Golden Temple advanced in two chartered luxurious buses.
On reaching the Golden Temple, they got a heat welcome by the get together functionaries.
The MLAs current included Raja Warring, Raaj Kumar Verka, Inderbir Bolaria, Barinder Dhillon, Madan Lal Jalapuri, Harminder Gill, Harjot Kamal, Harminder Jassi, Joginder Pal and Pargat Singh.
The Cabinet ministers included Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Charanjit Channi and Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa.
The get together excessive command has additionally appointed 4 legislators Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Kuljit Singh Nagra and Pawan Goel as working presidents of the get together.
They had been accompanying the get together chief throughout his go to.
Toughening his stance, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday clarified that he will not meet Sidhu until he publicly apologised to him.
“Reports of @sherryontop seeking time to meet @capt_amarinder are totally false,” Chief Minister’s media advisor Raveen Thukral stated in a tweet.
“No time has been sought whatsoever. No change in stance…CM won’t meet #NavjotSinghSidhu till he publicly apologises for his personally derogatory social media attacks against him,” he added.
Also Cabinet minister Brahm Mohindra welcomed the appointment of Sidhu as the brand new state unit chief however dominated out a private assembly with him until he resolves his points with the Chief Minister.
In an announcement, Mohindra on Tuesday stated the choice to nominate Sidhu had been taken by the excessive command and is welcome.
“However, I will not meet him (Sidhu) till he meets the Chief Minister and resolves his issues with him,” stated Mohindra, including that Amarinder Singh is the chief of the Congress Legislative Party and he’s obligation sure to comply with him.
An adamant Amarinder Singh, who’s reportedly upset with Sidhu for concentrating on his authorities over the ability disaster and the sacrilege subject, had categorically informed state get together in-charge Harish Rawat on July 17, a day earlier than Sidhu’s appointment, that there can be no rapprochement between the 2 till Sidhu apologises in public for his “derogatory tweets and interviews”.