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Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu (HT File)

'18-point agenda will be implemented': Sidhu in meeting with Punjab Cong workers

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2021 10:32 PM IST
The newly-appointed state party chief also listed the five "priorty" points raised by him before chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Pakistan Sikh community has also invited Sidhu to Kartarpur Sahib, (HT_PRINT)
Pakistan Sikh community has also invited Sidhu to Kartarpur Sahib, (HT_PRINT)

'Moment of pride': Pakistan's Sikh body has a message for new Punjab Cong chief

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 10:25 PM IST
Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee's general secretary Amir Singh in a video message congratulated Navjot Singh Sidhu and hoped Sidhu will come to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib to seek blessings.
Newly appointed Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh.
Newly appointed Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh.

Cold war ends as CM Amarinder Singh and Navjot Sidhu meet, sip tea together

By Ravinder Vasudeva | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2021 12:18 PM IST
The meeting ended the speculations around Amarinder Singh's presence at the event where Sidhu will be formally handed over the reins of the Congress party's Punjab unit.
Newly appointed Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu being welcomed by his supporters during his visit to Amritsar.(PTI)
Newly appointed Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu being welcomed by his supporters during his visit to Amritsar.(PTI)

Sidhu invites Captain to elevation event, sends note signed by 60 Punjab MLAs

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 09:06 PM IST
Navjot Singh Sidhu is said to have invited All India Congress Committee member and in-charge of the party’s affair in Punjab, Harish Rawat, to the programme where he will take charge as party president.
Amritsar has sent Sidhu to Parliament thrice and he is the Amritsar East MLA at present.(ANI Photo)
Amritsar has sent Sidhu to Parliament thrice and he is the Amritsar East MLA at present.(ANI Photo)

Navjot Sidhu holds show of support, takes MLAs to Golden Temple in luxury bus

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 01:33 PM IST
By noon, at least 40 lawmakers had turned up at Sidhu's house. The MLAs supporting Sidhu were ferried to the Golden Temple in Amritsar in luxury buses.
Newly appointed Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Navjot Singh Sidhu being welcomed by his supporters during his visit to Amritsar, Tuesday, July 20, 2021.(PTI)
Newly appointed Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Navjot Singh Sidhu being welcomed by his supporters during his visit to Amritsar, Tuesday, July 20, 2021.(PTI)

Navjot Sidhu given a warm welcome in Amritsar

By Gagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2021 06:12 AM IST
“I have come here to seek guidance and to awaken the spirit of truth and rights among every Punjabi and Congress worker,” Sidhu told reporters after paying his tributes at a memorial.
Newly apponted PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu visit Punjab Cabinet Minister Razia Sultana Residence Panchkula 19 July 2021. (Photo: Sant Arora /Hindustan Times)
Newly apponted PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu visit Punjab Cabinet Minister Razia Sultana Residence Panchkula 19 July 2021. (Photo: Sant Arora /Hindustan Times)

Sidhu shown black flags by farmers protesting against farm laws in Punjab

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2021 01:25 PM IST
Sidhu had reached Bhagat Singh Marg in Ludhiana where a farmers organisation was protesting against farm laws.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu leaves after meeting MLA Madan Lal Jalalpur from his residence at Ghanaur village, in Patiala on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu leaves after meeting MLA Madan Lal Jalalpur from his residence at Ghanaur village, in Patiala on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

'Jittega Punjab': Navjot Sidhu says his journey has just begun

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2021 01:24 PM IST
Shortly after his elevation to the key position in the poll-bound state on Sunday, Sidhu visited Gurudwara Shri Dukhniwaran Sahib in Patiala and offered prayers. After weeks of bitter infighting, Sidhu was declared as Punjab Congress chief by party president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday evening.
Newly-elected Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu at his residence, in Patiala on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Newly-elected Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu at his residence, in Patiala on Monday.(PTI Photo)

'No one is upset': Congress MLA on Sidhu's appointment as Punjab unit chief

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2021 11:23 AM IST
Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Ashwani Kumar has already called Navjot Singh Sidhu an asset for the party. He was appointed the chief of Congress unit by Sonia Gandhi.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu with Minister of Jail and Department of Cooperation Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and MLA Madan Lal Jalalpur and other leaders at his residence at Ghanaur village, in Patiala. (HT Photo)
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu with Minister of Jail and Department of Cooperation Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and MLA Madan Lal Jalalpur and other leaders at his residence at Ghanaur village, in Patiala. (HT Photo)

Sidhu named Punjab Congress chief with 4 working presidents

By Navneet Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2021 04:40 AM IST
The announcement came at the end of a day full of hectic political activity that saw the factions led by Singh and Sidhu holding meetings with supporters to consolidate their positions.
Singh’s letter was delivered to the Congress president at her 10, Janpath residence in Delhi before she met cricketer-turned-politician Sidhu on Friday afternoon. (PTI)
Singh’s letter was delivered to the Congress president at her 10, Janpath residence in Delhi before she met cricketer-turned-politician Sidhu on Friday afternoon. (PTI)

Party will suffer if Sidhu is made state unit chief: Captain to Sonia

By Navneet Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2021 04:30 AM IST
The letter by an upset chief minister also mentioned resentment brewing in the state unit, and cautioned that if his rival and trenchant critic, Navjot Singh Sidhu, is appointed Punjab Congress chief, it could lead to a split in the party.
Capt Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu (HT file photo)
Capt Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu (HT file photo)

Amarinder writes to Sonia Gandhi; objects to Sidhu as Punjab Cong chief: Reports

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 10:13 PM IST
In his letter, the Punjab chief minister reportedly warned the Congress president that elevating Sidhu could damage the party's prospects in the assembly elections, which are likely to take place early next year.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh speaks to media after meeting Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi, at her residence in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh speaks to media after meeting Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi, at her residence in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Will follow any decision by Sonia Gandhi, says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

By Sunetra Choudhury, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2021 03:30 AM IST
Captain Amarinder Singh also avoided commenting on Navjot Sidhu, the cricketer and TV personality who is his biggest detractor with the party, and who seemingly enjoys the patronage of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, both of whom separately met Gandhi ahead of her meeting with Singh.
Navjot Sidhu hadn’t taken charge of the power ministry that he was allocated by Amarinder Singh in a cabinet reshuffle.(Sanjeev Kumar/ HT File Photo)
Navjot Sidhu hadn’t taken charge of the power ministry that he was allocated by Amarinder Singh in a cabinet reshuffle.(Sanjeev Kumar/ HT File Photo)

Navjot Sidhu to meet Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi amid Congress infighting

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2021 05:16 PM IST
Navjot Sidhu's attacks against Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh started after he quit the state cabinet in 2019. Those attacks have intensified and turned bitter. Congress leaders fear that the ongoing feud can hurt the party in assembly elections next year.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh reached Delhi on Monday to meet the AICC panel headed by Mallikarjun Kharge.(HT File Photo)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh reached Delhi on Monday to meet the AICC panel headed by Mallikarjun Kharge.(HT File Photo)

Amarinder vs Sidhu battle reaches Delhi: Punjab CM to meet Congress panel today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 05:57 AM IST
Both the chief minister and Sidhu have been at loggerheads for quite some time and have gone public against each other. The party leadership wants a united Congress ahead of assembly elections in Punjab next year.
Prashant Kishor is Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh's principal advisor.
Prashant Kishor is Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh's principal advisor.

Defame CM: Prashant Kishor's impersonators incite leaders, case registered

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 03:18 PM IST
Amid the ongoing feud between Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, Congress leaders have received calls from persons impersonating Prashant Kishor asking them to make statements against Singh.
The infighting in Punjab Congress has led to concerns ahead of the elections next year. (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
The infighting in Punjab Congress has led to concerns ahead of the elections next year. (Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

AICC panel submits report on Punjab Congress infighting to Sonia Gandhi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2021 08:11 PM IST
The panel was chaired by Rajya Sabha MP Mallikarjun Kharge, AICC general secretary in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat and former MP JP Agarwal.
The Indian Constitution says 12 people “having special knowledge or practical experience” in respect of such matters as literature, science, art and social service shall be nominated by the President in the Upper House of Parliament.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
The Indian Constitution says 12 people “having special knowledge or practical experience” in respect of such matters as literature, science, art and social service shall be nominated by the President in the Upper House of Parliament.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

More nominated members joining parties now: RS data

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2021 07:54 AM IST
Since 1952, 28 of 138 nominated members have joined either the Congress or the Bharatiya Janata Party and given up their nominated status.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh leaving after the meeting with Congress panel in New Delhi(Ajay Aggarwal / Hindustan Times)
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh leaving after the meeting with Congress panel in New Delhi(Ajay Aggarwal / Hindustan Times)

Punjab CM appears before Cong panel, defends his style of functioning

By Navneet Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 04:05 AM IST
Singh shared his government’s achievements, progress on the implementation of 85% of poll commitments, his road map for unfulfilled promises and report card of his ministers.
At the core of the issue, according to one camp, is the chief minister’s style of functioning; according to the other, it is the ambition of some of the Captain’s rivals, including Navjot Singh Sidhu.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times Archive)
At the core of the issue, according to one camp, is the chief minister’s style of functioning; according to the other, it is the ambition of some of the Captain’s rivals, including Navjot Singh Sidhu.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times Archive)

Cong grapples with Punjab infighting

By Sunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 03:23 AM IST
Congress spokespersons did not respond to calls and messages seeking comment, but the fact that calls were being made was confirmed by one of Gandhi’s aides who insisted it is part of a feedback gathering mechanism.
A day after Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab Congress MLA from Amritsar East, appeared in Delhi before the party’s three-member committee, constituted to resolve infighting in the state unit ahead of the assembly elections, posters announcing that he had gone missing surfaced in his constituency.(Sanjeev Kumar/ HT photo)
A day after Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab Congress MLA from Amritsar East, appeared in Delhi before the party’s three-member committee, constituted to resolve infighting in the state unit ahead of the assembly elections, posters announcing that he had gone missing surfaced in his constituency.(Sanjeev Kumar/ HT photo)

News updates from HT: Navjot Singh Sidhu 'missing' posters surface in Amritsar

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 04:54 PM IST
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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu leaving after meeting with a party panel at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu leaving after meeting with a party panel at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

'My stand on CM still same': Sidhu to Cong panel

By Navneet Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 04:54 AM IST
Sidhu, has consistently accused Amarinder Singh of shielding the Badal family in the sacrilege and police firing cases and blamed him for the botched-up probe in the Kotkapura case.
Sidhu has been critical of Capt Amarinder after the Punjab and Haryana high court in April quashed a probe into the 2015 Kotkapura firing incident. (File photo)
Sidhu has been critical of Capt Amarinder after the Punjab and Haryana high court in April quashed a probe into the 2015 Kotkapura firing incident. (File photo)

At odds with Punjab CM Amarinder, Sidhu to meet Congress panel today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2021 08:55 AM IST
This comes a day after the panel met with 25 MLAs at the party's 'war room' in New Delhi to iron out the differences between Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and his former cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu ahead of next year's assembly polls.
A young-Sachin is applauded by England players as he walks off the field after a Test match.(Getty-Images)
A young-Sachin is applauded by England players as he walks off the field after a Test match.(Getty-Images)

‘I told Azhar that if I fail, I will never come back’: Sachin Tendulkar reveals conversation with Azharuddin that led to him opening for India

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:55 AM IST
Over the years, many former cricketers who were part of that squad have narrated the incident of what led to Tendulkar moving up the order. This time, Tendulkar himself explained what transpired after Navjot Sidhu informed the team of his stiff neck.
Assembly elections in Bihar are due later this year and the Election Commission has ordered disposal of cases related to violations of model code of conduct.(HT Photo)
Assembly elections in Bihar are due later this year and the Election Commission has ordered disposal of cases related to violations of model code of conduct.(HT Photo)

4 days on, Bihar cops still waiting to quiz Navjot Sidhu in Amritsar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2020 08:11 PM IST
On Wednesday, a team led by sub-inspectors Janardhan Ram and Javed Alam reached Amritsar and visited Sidhu’s residence along with local police, but he was not available, according to Katihar’s superintendent of police (SP) Vikash Kumar.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Navjot Singh Sidhu during an event at Jalandhar, Punjab in September 2018.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with Navjot Singh Sidhu during an event at Jalandhar, Punjab in September 2018.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

He is welcome, says AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal on buzz around Navjot Sidhu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Aloke Tikku
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 11:48 PM IST
Navjot Sidhu had been sulking in the Congress for months before he finally announced his exit from the Amarinder Singh cabinet on July 14.
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Congress MLA Dhiman slams own govt for ‘non-performance’

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By HT Correspondent, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2020 10:22 PM IST
Both Pakistan and India are using Kartarpur to influence politics in Punjab(PTI)
Both Pakistan and India are using Kartarpur to influence politics in Punjab(PTI)

The corridor is a trap that Pakistan has set for India | Opinion

By Sushant Sareen
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 08:04 PM IST
It will not lead to a diplomatic detente. Instead, it gives Islamabad more leverage to use the Khalistani card
Navjot Singh Sidhu at the passenger terminal on way to Darbar Sahib in Pakistan via the Kartarpur Corridor on Saturday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT photo)
Navjot Singh Sidhu at the passenger terminal on way to Darbar Sahib in Pakistan via the Kartarpur Corridor on Saturday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT photo)

Navjot Sidhu thanks ‘yaar dildaar’ Imran Khan for opening the Kartarpur Corridor

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 08:28 AM IST
Former Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, part of the first jatha to Darbar Sahib in Pakistan via Kartarpur Corridor , was speaking after the inauguration of the 4.7-km link.
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