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Sidhu hits a six! Congress appoints former cricketer chief of Punjab unit ahead of 2022 polls

 The Congress on Sunday appointed cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu as president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.

File photo of Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu (Photo Credits: PTI)
Navjot Singh Sidhu has been appointed as the chief of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.

The latest development comes as tension continues to simmer between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Kuljit Singh Nagra, Pawan Goel, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, and Sangat Singh Gilzian have been appointed as working presidents of PPCC.

As per the press release by the All India Congress Committee, the appointments will come into effect immediately.

The AICC statement further adds that Kuljit Singh Nagra has been relieved from his present responsibility as AICC in-charge of Sikkim, Nagaland, and Tripura.

Congress Party high command has reportedly tried to strike a caste and regional balance while appointing the four working presidents along with Sidhu. Kuljit Nagra and Pawan Goel are from Malwa region, while Sukhwinder Singh Danny is from Majha region, and Sangat Singh Gilzian is from Doaba region.

Notably, Captain Amarinder Singh's men have been ignored in the new Punjab Congress unit. Leaders including Vijender Singh Singla, Manish Tiwari, Santosh chaudhari, and Dr Rajkumar Verka were not considered for working president posts.

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