New Delhi, October 16 (KMS): Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu has claimed that “all the issues have been sorted out” after a meeting with former party chief Rahul Gandhi at the latter’s residence and he will continue as party head in the state.
All India Congress Committee’s (AICC) Punjab in-charge, Harish Rawat, who was also present in the meeting, claimed that Mr. Sidhu has assured Mr. Gandhi about withdrawing his resignation.
“He [Mr. Sidhu] shared his concerns with Rahul Gandhi. We have told him that his concerns will be taken care of. He assured Rahul Gandhi that he has withdrawn his resignation and he will resume his duties as the PCC president,” Mr. Rawat told reporters.
Mr. Sidhu, though, somewhat remained ambivalent.
“Whatever concerns I had, I have shared with Rahul ji and everything is sorted out,” Mr. Sidhu told reporters after his meeting. Asked if he would continue in his post as PPCC chief, he said, “Whatever I am doing is in front of you”.
Subsequently, sharing a video of his interaction with reporters, he tweeted, “I have shared my concerns with @RahulGandhi Ji, was assured they will be sorted out”.
This was the first meeting between Mr. Gandhi and Mr. Sidhu after the Punjab Congress chief sprang a surprise on September 28 by posting his resignation on Twitter to protest against certain government appointments by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.
On Thursday, Mr. Rawat, Mr. Sidhu and Congress general secretary (organisation) K.C. Venugopal, had an hour-long meeting, following which Mr. Sidhu had said he had full faith in the leadership of the Gandhis.