News Desk, Amar Ujala, Chandigarh
Published by: ajay kumar
Updated Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:15 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will be a part of the swearing-in ceremony of Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday. On the other hand, there were reports of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi also arriving at the function. Punjab Congress Working President Kuljeet Singh Nagra said that Priyanka Gandhi is on a Shimla stay with her family. He is not currently scheduled to reach Chandigarh on Friday. If there is any change at the last minute then it is possible that he should attend the program.
Capt Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu
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The captain’s condition was that he would talk to Sidhu only after he apologized for the abusive words used on social media. The Captain has not even congratulated Sidhu on his becoming the state head. Returning from Siswan, MLA Kuljeet Nagra told that the Captain has accepted the invitation.
Apart from Sidhu, Punjab Congress Working President Kuljit Singh Nagra, Sukhwinder Singh Daini, Sangat Singh Giljian and Pawan Garg will also take charge today. Sunil Jakhar, including Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat and all party MLAs, ministers and MPs will also be present in the ceremony.
Captain will hold meeting with MLAs, Ministers, MPs before the ceremony
On Thursday evening, Captain to Media Advisor Raveen Thukral tweeted – Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has called all MLAs, MPs and senior party leaders for tea at Punjab Bhavan at 10 am on Friday. Thereafter, the Captain will go to the Punjab Congress Bhawan and attend Sidhu’s taking over ceremony. Earlier on Thursday morning, on behalf of Navjot Sidhu, MLA Kuljit Singh Nagra, Sangat Singh Giljian and 58 other MLAs reached the Chief Minister’s residence in Siswan with an invitation letter. However, on Wednesday night also, an invitation letter was sent from Sidhu to the Captain, which had the signatures of 65 MLAs. The very next day, when this number of MLAs decreased, it remained a matter of discussion among the Congress leaders as well.