"Urge the Himachal Pradesh CMO to take strict action against the perpetrators," Singh said in a tweet.
Inside, Punjab Lok Congress' supporters have a quick word with him before the PLC chief sets out to address back-to-back poll meetings in Patiala's neighbouring constituencies.
Time and again, Amarinder Singh emphasised that he will not allow Sidhu to become the chief minister. In his latest attack on Sidhu, Amarinder Singh said Pakistan PM Imran Khan had recommended Sidhu.
Amarinder Singh and the BJP hope to cash in on diffused tension with farmers’ unions after the repeal of farm laws, and the backing of minority Hindu voters to play the role of kingmaker in the upcoming Punjab elections
Early indications suggest a three-way race in Punjab involving the Congress, SAD-BSP combine, and Aam Aadmi Party. However, by teaming up, Captain Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress and the BJP could upset the equations in this multi-cornered contest
The miffed former Congress leader had stepped down from the position earlier this year over alleged "repeat humiliations" and floated his own party.
Interestingly, in July this year Congress party chief had overthrown Sunil Jakhar to make Navjot Singh Sidhu the new Punjab Congress Chief.
Accusing the Congress party of hatching a “deep-rooted anti-national dangerous conspiracy” to bring Punjab and Pakistan closer, Anil Vij called for all nationalist forces to join hands and foil Congress' plans.
A frank face-to-face conversation between Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu was all that was needed. Instead, the Congress high command chose the monarchical style of trouble-shooting through courtiers, caucuses and committees. Failure was predestined
Channi, who will be the first Dalit CM of Punjab, was the minister of technical educational and industrial training in the outgoing Amarinder Singh-led Cabinet.
"All MLAs have named Sukhjinder Randhawa for chief minister before the Congress high command, he will become the CM," Congress legislator Pritam Kotbhai said.
Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh said: "It's a matter of national security. Pakistan PM Imran Khan is his friend. Sidhu has a relation with Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa"
Amarinder Singh's exit, amid the Congress' internal crisis in Punjab, comes months before the upcoming assembly elections in the state.
Public spats among prominent Congress party leaders in states like Punjab and Chhattisgarh could hurt the party's chances in state assembly polls and the 2024 general election.
The resignation comes after Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat asked state Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu to remove his advisors, Malvinder Singh Mali and Pyare Lal Garg, who have continued with their attacks on CM Amarinder Singh and his aides over the past two weeks.
Earlier in the day, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh urged the External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar to immediately evacuate Indians including 200 Sikhs stuck in Afghanistan's Gurudwara amid the Taliban takeover.
The Punjab Congress drama, though defined by the public spat between CM Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, is considered by analysts to be a veiled confrontation between the party high command and the 'old guard'
Creation of two power centers, one in Congress' state unit and the other in the Punjab government, may mean the two will work at cross-ends rather than together as the moot issue now will be who becomes chief minister if the party retains power in the upcoming election
BJP has gone in for Generational Change in Council of Ministers and CMs, Congress has so far desisted from it
The Punjab CM’s letter comes at a time party infighting continues and members of the Sidhu camp were seen distributing sweets at the Congress leader’s residence, hinting at a possible favourable outcome awaiting Navjot Singh Sidhu after his meeting with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, sources said, is opposed to Central leadership’s 'peace formula' of appointing Sidhu as Punjab Congress chief along with two working presidents.
Sidhu's remarks, amid efforts by Congress top leadership to resolve the ongoing feud between him and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in poll-bound Punjab, can be interpreted in different ways. It would either mean that he is contemplating a move to the Arvind Kejriwal-led party or that he is daring the Congress.
The Congress chief is expected to discuss he role that the party has thought of for Navjot Singh Sidhu, the cricketer-turned-politician who is at the centre of rebellion against the Chief Minister by many senior leaders and legislators.
A day earlier, Rahul Gandhi had denied scheduling any meeting with Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is at loggerheads with party veteran and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
Sidhu, who even left his Patiala residence in Punjab earlier in the day was to meet Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Delhi, according to his team, amid an intense feud with chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.