New Delhi, July 18 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as Punjab Congress chief. She also named four working presidents of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. They are: Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Pawan Goel and Kuljit Singh Nagra.
“Congress president has appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect,” according to a party statement.
“The party appreciates the contributions of outgoing PCC president Sunil Jakhar,” the statement said.
Nagra, who was in-charge of party affairs in Sikkim, Nagaland and Tripura, has been relieved of his present responsibilities.
In the run-up to his appointment, cricketer-turned-politician Sidhu had stepped up his efforts and reached out to more party leaders and legislators for their support.
While Sidhu’s name was opposed by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh who wrote a letter to the Congress president, but on Saturday, party’s state in charge Harish Rawat flew to Chandigarh to pacify the sulking CM.