Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s son Navjit Singh got married in a simple ceremony at a Gurdwara in Mohali on Sunday. The Chief Minister shared glimpses of the low-key ceremony on social media last night. Several Congress leaders, MLAs and members of Parliament attended the wedding, but in their absence, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu was the chief.
Amid reports of tension between the two leaders, Navjot Singh Sidhu missed the wedding ceremony of Charanjit Singh Channi’s son and went to Vaishno Devi instead. Sharing pictures from the temple on Sunday, Navjot Singh Sidhu tweeted, “Darshan of the primitive mother during Navratras is synergistic…washes away all the dirt from the soul.”
Navjot Sidhu, who was made Punjab Congress chief in July, resigned soon after Channi took over as chief minister over a controversy over key appointments. Mr Sidhu had set the stage for the exit of Mr Channi’s predecessor Amarinder Singh.
Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Congress General Secretary Harish Rawat, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, OP Soni, Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, Brahm Mohindra, Pargat Singh, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, MLA Rana Gurmeet Sodhi, MP Manish Tewari and others were present. Navjit Singh’s wedding.
Navjeet married Simrandhir Kaur, an engineering graduate from Amlala village near Dera Bassi in Mohali district. Anand Karaj was performed in Gurdwara Sacha Dhan according to Sikh customs.
The chief minister himself took the SUV to the gurudwara, with his son sitting next to him.
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