Punjab Congress crisis: After meeting Priyanka Gandhi, Navjot Singh Sidhu reaches Rahul Gandhi's residence
Punjab Congress crisis: After meeting Priyanka Gandhi, Navjot Singh Sidhu reaches Rahul Gandhi's residence
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Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday evening reached the residence of former party president Rahul Gandhi in the national capital for a meeting.

This comes after Sidhu met Congress national general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in New Delhi earlier in the day.

According to an ANI report, after meeting Sidhu, Priyanka went to Rahul Gandhi's residence and had a 40-45-minutes-long meeting with him. After the meeting with the Wayanad MP, Priyanka returned to her residence and again held a meeting with Sidhu.

On Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi had reportedly denied any meeting with Sidhu. The former Punjab minister had earlier in the day left from his residence in Patiala to meet Gandhi in New Delhi amid the ongoing infighting in the Punjab Congress.

It is to be noted that Rahul Gandhi has held meetings with Punjab Congress MLAs, MPs, and other important leaders from the state, including PCC Chief Sunil Jakhar. On Friday, the leaders who reached Rahul Gandhi's residence to attend a meeting included Vijendra Singla, Rana Gurjit Singh, RS MP Shamsher Singh Dhillon, and MLA Lakhvir Singh.

For the uninitiated, Sidhu, who had resigned from the Punjab Cabinet after he was divested of the local bodies portfolio in 2019, has been at loggerheads with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. He has attacked the him over the alleged delay in justice in the 2015 incidents of sacrilege and subsequent police firing. On the other hand, Singh had slammed Sidhu for continuously attacking him over the sacrilege issue and termed the former's outbursts as "total indiscipline".

Punjab is crucial for Congress as it is one of the few states where the party is in power and the outcome will have an impact on the party's prospects outside the state as well. The Assembly elections in the state are scheduled to take place next year.

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