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Amarinder Singh rebuffed as Navjot Sidhu is named Punjab Congress chief.


IN A SURPRISE move at the end of a day where the Amarinder Singh camp got all the Congress Lok Sabha MPs from Punjab and several MLAs to plead his case, the high command Sunday night announced Navjot Singh Sidhu as the new PCC chief.

It also named four working presidents as a placatory gesture towards Amarinder, who fought fiercely against Sidhu’s appointment, before finally conceding and saying the latter should at least apologise publicly for his diatribe against his government. Finally, the top Congress leadership didn’t allow the Chief Minister either.

Amarinder was also ignored on the choice for working presidents. He had reportedly suggested four names for working presidents and PCC chief — Cabinet minister Vijay Inder Singla, Raj Kumar Chabbewal, Tarsem D C and Ajit Inder Singh Mofar.