Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has reiterated his stand that he won’t meet the newly elected PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu until he publicly apologises for his “derogatory social media attacks against him”.
Terming reports of Sidhu seeking time to meet Captain as baseless, the latter’s media adviser Raveen Thukral tweeted, “Reports of @sherryontop seeking time to meet @capt_amarinder are totally false. No change in stance... CM won’t meet Sidhu till he publicly apologises for his personally derogatory social media attacks against him.”
The statement came in the wake of ministers Tript Bajwa, Sukhbinder Sarkria and Charanjit Channi asking the CM to “have a large heart and forgive Sidhu like he did Partap Bajwa." For the entire day, political circles remained abuzz with contradictory reports on reconciliation.
The issue gained momentum after Amrinder in a meeting with Harish Rawat sought public apology from Sidhu for his social media tirade before meeting him. A senior party leader said reconciliation between the two was being linked to impending Punjab Cabinet reshuffle.