Amarinder Singh relents, Navjot Sidhu likely to be Congress chief: Reports

Singh alleged that he will not meet Sidhu till the latter publicly apologises.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday agreed to accept decision taken by the Congress high command as talks of Navjot Singh Sidhu's being made party chief gathered momentum.


The CM's statement cames hours after his meeting with AICC general secretary and Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat who flew down to Chandigarh in an effort to placate the chief minister.


Singh alleged that he will not meet Sidhu till the latter publicly regrets or apologises for his tweets against him.


After his meeting with Singh, Rawat told media, "One thing is very clear... Captain Amarinder Singh ji who had earlier made a 'mahan' (great) statement that that whatever decision will be taken by the Congress president will be honoured by him reiterated that statement today."


Meanwhile, Singh wrote a letter to Congress party's interim chief Sonia Gandhi saying that giving the post of state party president to Sidhu, a Jat Sikh, would upset senior leaders representing the Hindu community and harm the Congress' prospects in the 2022 assembly elections.

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