Amarinder sticks to stance: No meeting till Sidhu apologises for offensive tweets | India News

NEW DELHI: Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who had strongly opposed the appointment of Navjot Singh Sidhu as the state chief, stands firm on his condition for any formal meeting with the cricketer-turned-politician.
The Amarinder Singh’s office on Tuesday tweeted that “CM won’t meet Sidhu till he publicly apologises for his personally derogatory social media attacks against him.”
The tweet by Amarinder’s media adviser also denied reports that Sidhu had sought time to meet Captain Amarinder Singh.
“Reports of @sherryontop seeking time to meet @capt_amarinder are totally false. No time has been sought whatsoever,” the CM’s adviser tweeted.

Amarinder Singh had during his meeting with Harish Rawat, who is incharge of the Punjab Congress, had made it clear that while he will accept Sonia Gandhi’s decision on Sidhu’s appointment but he will not meet the new state chief till the latter publicly apologised for his offensive tweets against him.
The run up to Sidhu’s appointment saw a bitter political battle between the two leaders who openly traded barbs against each other.
Amarinder Singh was open about his opposition to Sidhu’s appointment as the state Congress chief. He reportedly even wrote a letter to interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressing apprehensions over the impact of this decision on the prospects of the party in the assembly elections, due in the state early next year.
However, the Congress leadership ignored the CM’s reservations and went ahead with Sidhu’s appointment as Punjab Congress chief.
Sidhu, after his appointment, had said on Twitter that he will take everyone along and has been meeting party leaders and representatives.

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