Navjot Singh Sidhu, flanked by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and outgoing state president Sunil Jakhar, is raring to get to the rostrum. As his identify is known as out, the previous swashbuckling India batsman rubs his arms in anticipation, will get up, acknowledges the gang, after which in a single swift transfer with telephone in hand (mimicking a bat) swats away like a batsman serving a successful shot to sign his arrival as the brand new boss of the Congress department in Punjab.
He glides previous Amarinder Singh, sitting on his proper, and touches the ft of a few individuals on the dais earlier than he takes the rostrum and the centre stage at his inauguration ceremony.
#WATCH: Newly appointed Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu mimics a batting fashion as he proceeds to deal with the gathering at Punjab Congress Bhawan in Chandigarh.
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— ANI (@ANI) July 23, 2021
“There is no difference between an ordinary party worker and the state unit chief. Every Congress worker in Punjab has become the chief of the party’s state unit from today,” Mr Sidhu stated in his opening remarks to a rapturous crowd that clapped a stable spherical in return.
Mr Sidhu and Mr Singh, who had been concerned in a protracted tussle, lastly buried the acrimonious previous, and the proverbial hatchet, when the Chief Minister attended his inauguration ceremony.
Before that Mr Sidhu met the Chief Minister at Punjab Bhawan over a cup of tea. Their assembly successfully placing a lid on the political disaster within the state get together unit.
Mr Sidhu’s promotion, introduced earlier this week, was strongly opposed by the Chief Minister’s camp earlier than he lastly got here on board. He changed Sunil Jakhar because the Punjab Congress chief.
“I will work shoulder-to-shoulder with the Chief Minister. I have no ego…The Congress is united today, contrary to what our opposition is saying,” Mr Sidhu stated in Punjabi in a spirited show of aggression and rhetoric.
Sidestepping his run-ins with the Chief Minister, Mr Sidhu stated his focus areas are the farmers protesting in Delhi, the issues of medical doctors and nurses.
Employing his now wildly well-known “Sidhuisms”, he stated: “Zyada nahin bolna si, par visphotak bolna si (Don’t speak much, but speak explosively).”
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