Congress has been trying to quell the dissension within the Punjab state unit by holding several meetings and constituting a panel to listen to the grievances of the state congress leaders.

Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to be named as the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief amid the ongoing crisis in the party’s state unit. He is set to replace┬áincumbent Sunil Jakhar.

The party high command has been working on naming Sidhu as the PPCC chief despite Chief Minister Amarinder Singh digging in his heels earlier and stating that he was against Sidhu to be elevated to the post of PPCC chief by ignoring several rightful leaders.

The party high command has, however, consulted Sidhu on choosing his team also. He was made a part of several virtual meetings while the District Congress Committee presidents were being discussed. The party is likely to declare the entire team of PCC shortly.

Congress’ Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat had earlier told the Indian Express that CM Amarinder will continue in his office.

The party has been trying to quell the dissension in the party by holding several meetings and constituting a panel to listen to the grievances of the state congress leaders.

While the formal announcement is expected shortly, Sidhu has already been garnering support from various party leaders. His workers have already been preparing for his visit to the Golden Temple after he takes over as PPCC chief.

Given the gulf between the CM and Sidhu, as the latter had openly rebelled against the former, it remains to be seen how both will work together.

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