Navjot Singh Sidhu, sitting in between Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and outgoing state president Sunil Jakhar, is eager to get to the podium. As his name is called out, the former swashbuckling India batsman rubs his hands in anticipation, gets up, acknowledges the crowd, and then in one swift move with phone in hand (mimicking a bat) swats away like a batsman hitting a ball out of the ground to signal his arrival as the new boss of the Congress branch in Punjab.
He glides past Amarinder Singh, sitting on his right, and touches the feet of a couple of people on the dais before he takes the podium and the centre stage at his inauguration ceremony.
#WATCH: Newly appointed Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu mimics a batting style as he proceeds to address 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 said in his opening remarks to a rapturous crowd that clapped a solid round in return.