Navjot Singh Sidhu appointed chairman of Punjab Pradesh Congress committee
New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday announced the appointment of Navjot Singh Sidhu as head of the Punjab Pradesh Congress committee with immediate effect. The Congress Party also approved the proposal to form the Pradesh Election Committee of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.Also Read – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Confirms First Death With Omicron Variant In UK
Committee members include CM Charanjit Singh Channi, party leader and chairman of the coordination committee Ambika Soni, former leader of the Punjab Congress and chairman of the campaign committee Sunil Jakhar, head of the Partap Singh Bajwa manifesto committee, all Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha from the party. deputies and ministers of state. Also read – Omicron variant could overtake Delta variant in speed of spread and reduce vaccine effectiveness: WHO
Congress appoints Punjab Pradesh Election Commission # PunjabElections2022
The party’s head of state, Navjot Singh Sidhu, will be the chairman of the committee. pic.twitter.com/QMe6xWSngl
– ANI (@ANI) December 13, 2021
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The leadership appointment came just before the Punjab 2022 elections. Former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhathal, former PPCC chiefs HS Hanspal, Mohinder Singh Kaypee, AICC secretary KL Sharma, MP Raminder Singh Awla , PPCC Senior Vice President Laal Singh, PPCC working Presidents Kuljit Nagra, Sukhvinder Singh Danny and Pawan Goyal are also on the panel.
Earlier in January 2020, Congressional Supremo Sonia Gandhi dissolved the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and district party committees. This is the first time that the Congress party has appointed a president as well as working presidents on district congressional committees.
Last week, Congress announced various party panels for the Punjab polls, making Ajay Maken the head of the candidate selection committee and appointing former state unit chairman Sunil Jakhar as leader of the campaign committee. Now the panel will make all decisions related to the party’s elections ahead of the Punjab assembly elections, which are slated for early next year.