Ahmed Patel likely to resolve Capt, Sidhu rift


The Congress party is likely to entrust its senior leader Ahmed Patel with the task of resolving the rift between Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and state Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, party sources said here on Monday.

The sources said that veteran leader Patel is likely to be entrusted with the job in the wider interest of the party. While Capt Amarinder Singh is the most popular leader of the Congress in Punjab, Sidhu has been a key campaigner for the party outside the state.

The rift between Capt Amarinder Singh and Sidhu came to the fore when the Punjab Chief Minister kept the cricketer-turned-politician out of the crucial consultative groups which were announced on Saturday to review the progress and make changes, if needed, in the government’s flagship programmes and schemes.

Sidhu has been camping in the national capital since Friday to have an audience with the party’s top leadership.


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