Navjot Singh Sidhu
Congress leader and former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu was missing from the program organized by Congress National President Mallikarjun Kharge in Samrala, Ludhiana. Sidhu, who was active on social media the whole day, distanced himself from the Punjab Congress Convention. Navjot Singh Sidhu’s chair remained vacant throughout the program. National President of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge reached the first convention of Punjab Congress workers and gave the mantra of victory to the Congress workers.
Kharge taught Punjab Congress workers to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections unitedly, but while the entire Punjab Congress was seen united on another platform, former Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu remained absent from the program.
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Due to the absence of Sidhu, the convention of Punjab Congress workers came into discussion for some other reason. A chair with a slip in Navjot Singh Sidhu’s name was also present on the stage, but Navjot Singh Sidhu did not come to the programme.
Sidhu remained active on social media
Every behavior of my friend was against my expectations, now I will take revenge, go away, I have forgiven you.
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) February 11, 2024
Sidhu may not have come to the program but he remained active on his social media platforms X and Facebook. Sidhu also posted a video of himself reciting poetry and wrote on X that he forgives his enemies.
Sidhu also wrote a post regarding Mallikarjun Kharge’s arrival in Punjab. For this reason, it was being speculated that maybe Navjot Singh Sidhu would forget the ongoing dispute with his opponents of Congress and would attend the program because of Kharge and share the stage, but this did not happen and Navjot Singh Sidhu kept distance from the program.
Although there were reports that Navjot Singh Sidhu did not receive the invitation for the program, but Punjab Congress General Secretary Captain Sandeep Sandhu said that all the former presidents, officials and leaders of Punjab Congress were invited for this program, but Navjot Singh Sidhu did not receive the invitation. He himself can tell why Singh Sidhu did not come, but his chair was also placed on the stage.
Demand for action against Sidhu
I congratulate the farmers of Punjab who started the fight against the 3 black agricultural laws.
A conspiracy is being hatched to eliminate the farmers in a definite manner. A plan was ready to hand over the country’s agriculture to a few corporates. But your movement saved farming.
of freedom pic.twitter.com/sjxVc0JiqK
— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) February 11, 2024
Navjot Singh Sidhu’s staunch opponent in Punjab Congress, Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Pratap Singh Bajwa also avoided the question of Navjot Singh Sidhu not attending the program and said that only Sidhu will tell why he did not come to the program.
Meanwhile, former Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab and senior Congress leader Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa took Navjot Singh Sidhu to task and said that Navjot Singh Sidhu was doing similar activities before the assembly elections and Congress had to suffer due to it and now the Lok Sabha elections. They have been doing similar things even before.
Randhawa said that Navjot Singh Sidhu is an opportunist and not a leader. Randhawa said that all the workers had participated in the program, I myself have reached here without any invite and when the National President is coming, there is no need of any invite. The people who have written poetry have also sunk the Congress. The Congress high command should see whether Sidhu has done in-discipline or not and take immediate action against him, otherwise Congress will have to suffer losses because of Sidhu.
However, during this time, former MLA Gurpreet Singh GP, who is considered close to Navjot Singh Sidhu, was seen defending him and said that Navjot Singh Sidhu may be unwell or there may be some other reason due to which he is not attending the National President’s program. Couldn’t come.