Tension simmering? Navjot Singh Sidhu skips wedding of CM Channi’s son | India News

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu did not attend the wedding function of CM Charanjit Singh Channi’s son, which took place at a gurdwara in Mohali on Sunday. Amid reports of tension between the two leaders, Sidhu along with PWD minister Vijay Inder Singla and MLA Dr Raj Kumar Chabbewal headed to Vaishno Devi instead.
“Darshan of the primordial mother during Navratras is synergising … Washes away all the dirt from the soul!! Blessed to be at the lotus feet of Mata Vaishno Devi,” Sidhu tweeted. Sidhu had recently resigned from the post of PCC president over the decision to appoint Punjab’s advocate general and director-general of police without consulting him. Sidhu later demanded the removal of both the officials.
Taking a dig at Sidhu, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) recently alleged that Sidhu was harbouring the ambition of becoming the chief minister. Referring to a video in which he purportedly appeared to be unhappy over Channi becoming the CM, SAD alleged that Sidhu was jealous that a member of the Dalit community had become the CM.
The wedding of the CM’s son was a low-key ceremony and Channi along with his family reached the gurdwara by driving his car himself. The ceremony was attended by several leaders of the Congress, including MLAs and MPs. Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit, finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, who is in news for being close to Channi, AICC’s Punjab minder Harish Rawat and Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh were among those who attended the wedding.