Navjot Singh Sidhu to meet Charanjit Channi at 3 p.m. today


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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu said he would meet Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday for talks.

The move comes a day after Channi contacted Sidhu and offered to resolve the issues through talks.

“The chief minister invited me for return talks by reaching Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh at 3:00 p.m. today, he is welcome for any discussion,” said Sidhu, who resigned from his post as head of the country on Tuesday. State Congress.

Sidhu had raised questions on Wednesday about the appointments of the chief police officer, state attorney general and corrupt officials.

Punjab’s congressional unit in turmoil after Amarinder Singh was removed as chief minister and its leader Sidhu resigned ahead of crucial State Assembly elections early next year. Factionalism in the Punjab Congress has come to the fore in recent appointments of the new cabinet and other senior officials.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Channi said, “I spoke to Sidhu Sahab on the phone today. The party is supreme and the government accepts the ideology of the party and follows it. (I told him that) Come on, sit down and talk ”.

“If you (Sidhu) think there is something wrong you can report it,” he said.

When asked what Sidhu’s response was, Channi said the leader told him he would sit down and talk, and give him time for a meeting.

Channi said his government will set up a team under the leadership of a special prosecutor to fight cases in court.

“We are putting in place a team of a special prosecutor and 10 members, and they will deal with our important (state government) business,” he said.

“A special team will be appointed. Therefore, there should be no doubt about me. Everything will be transparent,” he added.

He said, “Whatever feedback we have received from our colleagues and others and from anyone who might be appointed, we have appointed. But decisions will be made based on the people of the Punjab.

“I have no objections or ego whatsoever. I am very clear. If something sends the wrong message to people, I will not be rigid about it,” he said, apparently doing so. reference to recent appointments.

The CM had said he would never back down on the issues he had fought for, apparently referring to justice in the 2015 desecration cases.

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