Punjab CM reaches out to upset Sidhu
Channi offered to resolve the issues through talks, a day after the former cricketer resigned from his post
Posted on 09/29/21, 5:34 PM
Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi contacted an upset Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday and offered to resolve the issues through talks, a day after the former cricketer resigned from his post as chief of the Punjab Congress.
Channi also said the party is supreme and the government follows the party ideology.
“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) you should come, sit down and talk,” a- he told reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting The president (of the state) is the party leader. The leader must sit within the family, âhe said, adding that Sidhu had agreed to meet.
Sidhu, who had abruptly tabled his papers plunging Congress into a new crisis, broke his silence on Wednesday, questioning the appointments of the director general of police, state attorney general and tainted leaders.
Channi, however, defended the nominations, saying he acted on the basis of comments from party members.
“I have no objections or ego whatsoever,” he said, indicating that he was ready to review the decisions.
When asked what Sidhu’s response was to his offer to talk about it, Channi replied that Sidhu told him he would give time for the meeting.
âWe’re going to sit down with him and talk,â he said.
To a question, Channi said Minister Pargat Singh and other leaders went to meet with Sidhu.
When asked if Sidhu did the right thing, Channi replied that he couldn’t comment.
“I will never stray from the problems of the people of Punjab,” he said.
He said, âWhatever feedback we have received from our colleagues and others and from anyone who may be appointed, we have appointed. But decisions will be made according to the will of the people of Punjab.