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Defiant Sidhu calls on Rahul, Priyanka

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is at loggerheads with Chief and was allocated a new portfolio last week, met party here. He is yet to assume at the new ministry.

"Met the President, handed him my letter, appraised him of the situation!" tweeted on Monday.

Along with the tweet, he posted a picture in which he was standing alongside Gandhi and party leaders and

The rift between the Chief and came to the fore once again with preferring to keep out of crucial consultative groups that were announced on Saturday to review progress and make changes, if needed, in the government's flagship programmes and schemes.

Sidhu had been camping in the national capital since Friday to have an audience with the party's top leadership.

Hours after the first state Cabinet meeting following the election, the on June 6 had reshuffled the portfolios of most of the ministers, including Sidhu.

Barring four, there were some changes in the portfolios of all the ministers as a result of the reallocation, which the said would help further streamline the governing system and processes and bring more transparency and efficacy to various departments.

The portfolio was earlier with Sidhu who now has Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources. His other portfolio of Tourism and Cultural Affairs was also taken over by the

Most of the ministers, except Sidhu, have assumed their new offices, a senior government functionary told IANS.



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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 11:04 IST