Day after Sidhus elevation as PPCC chief his posters emerge in Ludhiana
Recently Sidhus posters installed by Jasraj Grewal a resident of Dugri were found torn, triggering speculations that local Congress leaders were unhappy with Sidhu taking over the role ahead of the assembly elections slated for 2022. Meanwhile the district Congress unit conducted customary celebrations after Sidhus elevation as PPCC chief but the legislators remained conspicuous by their absence.District Congress Committee president Ashwani Sharma said it was an informal programme. “We are in touch with the newly appointed PPCC chief and are planning for a grand reception once he arrives in the city. All the MLAs will also be present during the occasion,” said Sharma.When contacted for comments on the developments Congress MLA Rakesh Pandey said the party has a democratic setup. “The decision high command is acceptable to all. The rest depends on a person’s work and results he said.Recently Sidhu had courted a controversy when he questioned his own government’s decision of offering a government job as Naib Tehsildar to Pandeys son Bhisham on compassionate grounds.Pandey had strongly reacted to this. I still maintain that the job was well deserved. It was a goodwill gesture by chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh to honour the sacrifice my father had made for restoring peace in the state said Pandey.Bittu has been critical of Sidhu and has been siding with the Amarinder camp.Both Kotli and Lakha introduced Sidhu to the party workers. Later both MLAs along with district planning board chairman MLA Malkit Singh Dakha conducted a meeting.