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Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu (PTI)

Charanjit Singh Channi appointment doesn’t hurt Sidhu’s CM prospects in Punjab

UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2021 05:51 AM IST
Two senior leaders told HT that while the high command took the final call that the Congress government in Punjab required an urgent reshuffle at the top, the leadership was also clear that it should preferably be someone other than state party chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Captain Amarinder Singh interacts with the media outside Punjab Raj Bhawan after submitting a resignation from the post of Punjab Chief Minister to the Punjab Governor on Saturday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Captain Amarinder Singh interacts with the media outside Punjab Raj Bhawan after submitting a resignation from the post of Punjab Chief Minister to the Punjab Governor on Saturday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)

Navjot Singh Sidhu a total disaster, says Amarinder Singh after ouster

ANI | By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2021 12:30 AM IST
Two-time chief minister Amarinder Singh put in his papers after speaking to Congress president Sonia Gandhi early on Saturday, barely five months before the state assembly elections are due early next year
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh submits his resignation to Governor Banwarilal Purohit, at Raj Bhavan, in Chandigarh.(ANI)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh submits his resignation to Governor Banwarilal Purohit, at Raj Bhavan, in Chandigarh.(ANI)

How Amarinder Singh resignation as Punjab CM unfolded: A timeline

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 05:25 PM IST
  • In July 2021, Congress appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as chief of the state party unit even as Captain resisted his elevation.
Punjab Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in Chandigarh. (File photo)
Punjab Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in Chandigarh. (File photo)

Amarinder to lead Cong's Punjab Assembly battle: Rawat as fresh trouble brews

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2021 02:27 PM IST
AICC's Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat said the party had an idea that certain issues may come up following the organisational changes and the same would be resolved soon.
Nadda asked Congress' leadership to clarify their stance on Kashmir and Pakistan after comments made by Punjab Congress president Sidhu stoked controversy. (PTI )
Nadda asked Congress' leadership to clarify their stance on Kashmir and Pakistan after comments made by Punjab Congress president Sidhu stoked controversy. (PTI )

BJP chief Nadda demands action from Cong on Sidhu’s advisors

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2021 05:30 PM IST
  • Nadda’s criticism of the Congress comes amid Sidhu’s newly appointed advisors Malvinder Singh Mali and Pyare Lal Garg making comments on Kashmir and Pakistan respectively.
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Sidhu summons advisors as row erupts over their comments on Kashmir, Pak

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2021 12:15 PM IST
Besides leaving the Congress red-faced, their statements have provided adequate ammunition to Opposition parties like the BJP and SAD to hit out at the ruling camp in Punjab.
File photo of Punjab CM Amarinder Singh with Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.(ANI)
File photo of Punjab CM Amarinder Singh with Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.(ANI)

'Amarinder won't meet Sidhu until he publicly apologises for personal attacks'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 10:34 PM IST
The CM’s advisor, Raveen Thukral, said reports of Navjot Singh Sidhu seeking time to meet Amarinder Singh are totally false and the latter’s stance on the matter remains unchanged.
Sidhu has in recent months made several tweets and appeared on media interviews accusing the chief minister of colluding with the rival Shiromani Akal Dal’s Badals, promoting mafia raj, and allowing corruption in the government.(HT Archive)
Sidhu has in recent months made several tweets and appeared on media interviews accusing the chief minister of colluding with the rival Shiromani Akal Dal’s Badals, promoting mafia raj, and allowing corruption in the government.(HT Archive)

Punjab formula will be accepted by all, says CM

By Navneet Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2021 04:58 AM IST
Singh made his precondition for the apology known to Rawat when the latter suggested the CM and Sidhu meet.
Harish Rawat's comment came days after Amarinder Singh met Sonia Gandhi and Sidhu also met with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. (File Photo)
Harish Rawat's comment came days after Amarinder Singh met Sonia Gandhi and Sidhu also met with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. (File Photo)

'Good news' in Punjab soon, says Harish Rawat after meeting Rahul Gandhi

Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2021 07:07 PM IST
The Congress’ central leadership set up a three-member committee headed by Rajya Sabha member Mallikarjun Kharge to settle the infighting in the Punjab unit.
Navjot Singh Sidhu says Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh has to take the responsibility of the Congress government’s unkept promises. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Navjot Singh Sidhu says Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh has to take the responsibility of the Congress government’s unkept promises. (Keshav Singh/HT)

‘Capt Amarinder is not the Congress... he lies every day’: Navjot Singh Sidhu

By Ramesh Vinayak, Navneet Sharma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2021 08:46 AM IST
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu talks to Hindustan Times on his expectations and his growing rift with chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh
Addressing the media in Patiala at his residence, Navjot Singh Sidhu questioned the timing of the letter and alleged that the Centre wanted to “instigate” farmers and “create a law and order situation” in the state.. (ANI Photo)
Addressing the media in Patiala at his residence, Navjot Singh Sidhu questioned the timing of the letter and alleged that the Centre wanted to “instigate” farmers and “create a law and order situation” in the state.. (ANI Photo)

News updates from HT: Navjot Singh Sidhu to meet Congress panel at 11:30am

PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 08:55 AM IST
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Navjot Singh Sidhu’s previous visit to Pakistan had led to political backlash(HT Photo/File)
Navjot Singh Sidhu’s previous visit to Pakistan had led to political backlash(HT Photo/File)

Navjot Singh Sidhu will go for Kartarpur opening in Pakistan if cleared by Centre, says wife

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 02:20 PM IST
The ministry of external affairs had said on Thursday that those invited by Pakistan will have to get a “political clearance” under the “normal rules” and that there will be “no surprises”
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