Chandigarh, July 21
As Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh intends not to pardon Navjot Singh Sidhu till he apologises for his tweets, pressure is building on the CM to unconditionally welcome the new PPCC chief.
Voices of dissent are now rising against the CM for not calling the truce. Efforts are still on to bring truce between the two leaders.
Sukhjinder Randhawa said they are for the unity of the party and would not allow anyone to split the party, be it Capt Amarinder Singh. He said he could leave any leader, be it Amarinder, for the sake of the party.
“If the CM can meet Sukhpal Khaira, who has passed personal and damaging comments against him and he can meet Partap Bajwa, what is the harm in meeting Sidhu,” Randhawa said while reminding the CM that they did not allow the party to split when Bajwa was removed as PPCC chief to make way for Amarinder.
Randhawa said he, along with Tript Bajwa and Sukhbinder Sarkaria, had gone to the house of senior leader Lal Singh to convey that they, along with Sidhu, could walk up to the CM, if he agreed to show a large heart.
Randhawa said that instead of giving statement that he would not meet Sidhu till he settled his issue with the CM, Brahm Mohindra should have taken Sidhu along to meet the CM. He claimed that Sidhu had even called up Mohindra to make a courtesy call, but the latter said he was not well.
Joining the issue, MLA Pargat Singh said asking for an apology at a time when people are giving a rousing welcome to Sidhu made his opponents small in the public’s eyes.