Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu being greeted by Minister of Jail and Department of Cooperation Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and MLA Madan Lal Jalalpur at Ghanaur village, in Patiala on Sunday.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu being greeted by Minister of Jail and Department of Cooperation Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and MLA Madan Lal Jalalpur at Ghanaur village, in Patiala on Sunday.
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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has been appointed as president of the party's Punjab unit ahead of Assembly elections due next year.

Sidhu's appointment came after months of infighting in the state unit as the former cricket star had openly rebelled against Captain Amarinder Singh's government over several issues.

Besides Sidhu, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi has also appointed Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Pawan Goel and Kuljit Singh Nagra as Working Presidents of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.

"Congress President has appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect. Congress President has also appointed Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Pawan Goel and Kuljit Singh Nagra as Working Presidents of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee," according to a statement issued by Congress general secretary KC Venugopal.

The decision came after rounds of meetings between Congress high command with Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sindhu.

The news has spread on social media and congratulations are pouring for Sidhu on Twitter. Congress colleagues as well as the general public are congratulating Sidhu on this feat.

Here's what people are saying. Have a look.

With inputs from ANI.

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