Navjot Singh Sidhu, named new Punjab Congress chief despite Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s objection, posted tweets thanking the Gandhis for the “pivotal responsibility” and said his “journey has just begun”.
In his first reaction to the late night announcement that followed days of turmoil and uncertainty, Mr Sidhu also appeared to take a swipe at Amarinder Singh as he talked about his father, a Congress worker, “leaving a royal household” to join the freedom struggle.
Amarinder Singh’s father was the ruler of the former princely state of Patiala.
“To share prosperity, privilege and freedom not just among a few but among all, my father a Congress worker left a royal household and joined freedom struggle, was sentenced to death for his patriotic work reprieved by King’s Amnesty became DCC President, MLA, MLC & Advocate General (sic),” Navjot Sidhu wrote.
“Today, to work further for the same dream and strengthen the invincible fort of the Congress, Punjab, I am grateful to Hon’ble Congress President Sonia Gandhi Ji, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Ji for bestowing their faith in me and giving me this pivotal responsibility,” he tweeted.
Today, to work further for the same dream & strengthen the invincible fort of @INCIndia, Punjab. I am grateful to Hon’ble Congress President Sonia Gandhi Ji, Shri @RahulGandhi Ji & Smt @priyankagandhi Ji for bestowing their faith in me & giving me this pivotal responsibility ????????
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) July 19, 2021