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‘My journey has just begun’: Navjot Sidhu after becoming Punjab Congress chief | India News


DELHI: Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was appointed Punjab Congress chief on Sunday evening ahead of the crucial assembly elections in the state early next year, on Monday said his “journey has just begun.”
Sidhu, who got the post despite strong opposition from Punjab chief minister Amaridner Singh and several other state leaders, said he will work along with every member of the Congress family in Punjab to fulfil the mission of ‘JittegaPunjab’.

He thanked the Congress leadership and shared a picture of his father with former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
“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 the freedom struggle, was sentenced to death for his patriotic work reprieved by the King’s Amnesty became DCC president, MLA, MLC and advocate general,” Sidhu tweeted.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi had on Sunday appointed the cricketer-turned-politician as the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief.
Sidhu replaced Sunil Jakhar who was the Punjab Congress chief since 2017.
“Today, to work further for the same dream and strengthen the invincible fort of the Congress in Punjab. I am grateful to Hon’ble Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi for bestowing their faith in me and giving me this pivotal responsibility,” Sidhu tweeted.
“Will work along every member of Congress family in Punjab to fulfil the mission of ‘JittegaPunjab’ as a humble Congress worker to give power of the people back to the people through the Punjab model and the high command’s 18-point agenda … My journey has just begun,” he said in another tweet.
The Congress also appointed four working presidents to assist Sidhu in the run-up to the assembly elections.
The new working presidents are Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Pawan Goel and Kuljit Singh Nagra.
(With inputs from agencies)





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