Has Navjot Singh Sidhu created the biggest betrayal in politics?

New Delhi: Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has increased the tension of the Congress high command by resigning from the post of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president, is now seen to be alone. Some within the Congress is calling him treacherous, while some are saying that the new president appointed by the Congress high command will accept him. In fact, Congress leader Sukhwinder Singh Kaka Kamboj said that Sidhu has betrayed and the absence of Sidhu as the Chief of Punjab Congress will not affect the election. He categorically stated that what Sidhu has done is nothing less than a betrayal. 

On Sidhu's resignation, Congress leader Sukhwinder Singh Kaka Kamboj said, "One man (Navjot Singh Sidhu) leaving/joining the party does not affect our chances of winning the election. Congress will form the government again... What they did is nothing short of betrayal.' He further said that he was chosen over Sunil Jakhar, who worked for the Congress all his life. If he (Sidhu) is still not happy, then he can never be happy... The situation in Punjab is a bit disturbing. The Gandhi family trusted him a lot and then they did. 

Congress MLA Randeep Singh Nabha also said that we were not aware of Sidhu's resignation and do not know why he resigned from the post. If the party chooses a new chief, we will accept it. Let us have a  cabinet meeting today, the party leaders discussed the Punjab crisis and how to solve it. In this meeting of the Channi cabinet, cabinet ministers Bharham Mahindra and Razia Sultana, who had tendered their resignation to show 'solidarity towards Sidhu, did not attend the cabinet meeting.

Navjot Sidhu resigned from the post of Punjab Congress President on Tuesday. A day after resigning, Sidhu today said he cannot compromise on his morals and said he will not accept the return of tainted politicians and officials in the state. Sidhu was appointed as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) on 23 July after months of turmoil in the state Congress unit. After Sidhu's resignation, the process of resignation started. A minister considered close to him and three Congress leaders resigned from their posts. It is a major setback for the Congress high command, which was hoping to resolve the turmoil in Punjab's Congress unit ahead of the assembly elections early next year.

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