Sidhu said that the resurrection of Punjab was possible only with an honest collective effort.
Interestingly, Sidhu’s declaration of a meeting comes at a time when the Congress has been considering disciplinary action against him. Sidhu was the head of the Punjab Congress unit which was trounced at the hustings by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with Bhagwant Mann as its face.
“Will meet CM @BhagwantMann tomorrow at 5:15 PM in Chandigarh to discuss matters regarding the revival of Punjab’s economy . . . Punjab’s Resurrection is only possible with an honest collective effort,” Sidhu said in a tweet.
Sidhu’s actions will be keenly watched as recent developments have indicated he may not be on the best of relations with Congress’s state leadership.
Will meet CM @BhagwantMann tomorrow at 5:15 PM in Chandigarh to discuss matters regarding the revival of Punjab’s e… https://t.co/OpYXUG9HAC
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) 1652011798000
Earlier the AICC Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Chaudhary had sought disciplinary action against Sidhu.
The former state Congress chief had issued a cryptic tweet on Wednesday, saying he has “given the right to reply to time”. Though he didn’t give any context to his tweet, it was reportedly seen as a response to Chaudhary’s letter to party president Sonia Gandhi seeking action against Sidhu for trying to “portray himself above the party”.
“I often listen to talks against me in silence. I have given the right to reply to time,” Sidhu said in a tweet in Hindi.
In the letter dated April 23, Chaudhary had also forwarded a detailed note by Punjab Congress chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring regarding Sidhu’s “current activities”.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu says he will meet Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday to discuss reviv… https://t.co/BZzV0UhAyT
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) 1652024956000
Chaudhary had noted in the letter that Sidhu relentlessly criticised the previous Congress government despite being asked not to do so. Chaudhary had also mentioned that during the ceremony to install Warring as Punjab Congress chief Sidhu had come to the state party headquarters, but did not share the stage with other leaders.
It was “inexcusable”, according to Chaudhary. In his note, Warring was learnt to have highlighted Sidhu’s “parallel activities” and his recent meetings with expelled leaders including former MLAs Surjit Singh Dhiman and Kewal Dhillon.