Navjot Sidhu’s AAP tweet stokes buzz, Prashant Kishor meets Rahul Gandhi | India News

NEW DELHI/CHANDIGARH: As Congress’s Punjab drama continues to play out, a tweet by dissident Navjot Sidhu, ostensibly responding to AAP’s problem that he ought to converse on funds allegedly taken by his get together from personal corporations, solely additional stirred the political potpourri within the state.
Amid the hectic actions, Sidhu’s tweet saying that AAP “has at all times recognised my work” triggered hypothesis if it was one other bare-knuckle try by him to push the get together into accepting his demand to be made the state unit chief.
Replying to AAP’s problem, Sidhu stated, “Our opposition AAP has at all times recognised my imaginative and prescient & work for Punjab. Be it earlier than 2017- Beadbi (sacrilege), Medication, Farmers Points, Corruption & Energy Disaster confronted by Individuals of Punjab raised by me or as we speak as I current ‘Punjab Mannequin’, it’s clear they know – who is de facto preventing for Punjab.” He posted movies of AAP leaders praising him prior to now.

Congress common secretary answerable for Punjab Harish Rawat on Tuesday met Rahul Gandhi and introduced that “excellent news could be coming for Punjab Congress in 3-Four days”, suggesting that the get together was able to make a last stab at settling the infighting and lobbying that has roiled the election-bound state for a number of weeks.
Rawat’s comment got here within the backdrop of intense negotiations by the cricketer-turned politician for the put up of state president, a transfer that’s strongly opposed by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. Sources stated Sidhu is the front-runner for the put up of state president.
Whilst occasions had been enjoying out, political strategist Prashant Kishor, who’s advisor to the Punjab CM, met Rahul Gandhi.
Nonetheless, Rawat stated the Kishor-Rahul assembly was not about Punjab, including that “many individuals meet Rahul with their views whereas Rahul too takes inputs from completely different people”. Reviews stated Kishor met Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Sonia Gandhi about 2024 elections and the planning forward, just like the opposition entrance.
Rawat’s assembly with Rahul was stated to have included AICC common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who has taken eager curiosity in Punjab affairs moreover rising as a backer of Sidhu.
Congress claimed Sidhu had solely uploaded a 2017 video of AAP chief Bhagwant Mann praising him, in response to Mann’s problem. Mann tweeted that political donations from energy corporations to Congress had been the rationale why the facility buy agreements within the state weren’t cancelled by the Amarinder Singh authorities, and challenged Sidhu to tweet about them.
Given the muddied political waters in Punjab and Sidhu’s aggressive lobbying over the last two months wherein he has additionally secured the backing of Priyanka, there may be out of the blue a buzz that Sidhu could have his want fulfilled, a far cry from the estimates until now that the chance was dominated out.
However get together sources stated that if Sidhu‘s want was to be accepted, then CM Singh should be on board in order that he doesn’t throw a match. A attainable method out in that state of affairs could be that Sidhu be appointed the PCC chief with three working presidents from Hindu communities, whereas the CM is upfront declared because the get together mascot for the 2022 polls.

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