Amritsar: Bhullars organise rally to welcome Sidhu say he is going to be Punjabs new CM
The Captains declaration had taken everyone by surprise, more so the then Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Pratap Singh Bajwa. It was a bold move, which many interpreted as Captain Amarinder’s direct challenge to Bajwa, who at present is a Rajya Sabha MP. In the same rally, former Cabinet minister, Gurchet Bullar, father of Sukhpal Bhullar, had asked Captain Amarinder Singh to make some promises that he would deliver upon after ‘becoming the chief minister’ in 2017.A little more than two months after the rally, Pratap Singh Bajwa was replaced as the Punjab Congress chief by Captain Amarinder Singh on November 27, 2015. Sukhpal Singh Bhullar was then the Tarn Taran district Congress Committee president and Gurchet was the Khemkaran assembly segment in-charge. Captain Amarinder didn’t forget his promise either. Sukhpal managed to bag the 2017 Congress ticket from Kemkaran for the Assembly polls and had won to become the MLA of the area.On Thursday it was Gurchet Bhullar who organised the first rally to welcome newly appointed PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu at Mhemoodpura, even going on to predict from the stage of the rally that Sidhu will become the next Chief Minister of the state after the 2022 Assembly polls.We couldnt pay back to those who committed atrocities on us. Just wait for six more months. Now we have the leader MLA Sukhpal Singh Bhullar said from the stage on Thursday in an apparent dig at Captain Amarinder Singh. Navjot Singh Sidhu was present on the dais as the chief guest of the event as Sukhpal spoke.Sukhpal’s father Gurchet Singh Bhullar added, “There was disappointment among workers as the party’s tallest leader was not meeting his own party MLAs. The Bhullar family, meanwhile had managed to arrange a good crowd to welcome Sidhu at the rally, with the crowd often breaking into slogans to show solidarity with Sidhu.