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Navjot Sidhu withdraws resignation, to continue as Punjab Congress chief

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New Delhi: Navjot Singh Sidhu has withdrawn his resignation from the post of Punjab Congress chief and will resume his duties in the same capacity.

On Friday, after meeting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at his residence in Delhi, Navjot Singh Sidhu said, "I shared all my concerns with Rahul Gandhi. Everything has been sorted out."

Congress' Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat was also present in the meeting. After the meeting that took place on Friday evening, it is believed that the political situation in Punjab will become normal now.

During the meeting that lasted for about an hour, Rahul Gandhi took feedback from Sidhu.

After the meeting, Harish Rawat said: "Sidhu has assured Rahul Gandhi that he will discharge his responsibilities properly... and he will continue as the Punjab state president. He told Rahul Gandhi that he has withdrawn his resignation."

"He (Sidhu) shared his concerns with Rahul Gandhi. We have told him that his concerns will be taken care of here," Rawat said.

Sidhu had reached Delhi on Thursday and met organization general secretary KC Venugopal and Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat at the Congress headquarters.

On the instructions of the Congress High Command, Sidhu arrived here on Thursday evening and held a meeting with both the leaders. This was the first meeting held in Delhi after Sidhu's resignation.

On September 28, Navjot Singh Sidhu had resigned as Punjab Congress president following trouble within the party's Punjab unit. However, the party leadership refrained from taking a decision on his resignation and asked him to meet senior leaders in Delhi.

It is expected that now after Sidhu's meeting with Rahul Gandhi, the impasse in the Punjab Congress has been resolved.

"Whatever my issues were... I have told the party high command, I am sure that Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will understand my point and I have faith in their decision. Whatever decision they take will be in the interest of the Congress and Punjab," Sidhu had earlier said on Thursday after the meeting.

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