Sidhu makes ex-IPS officer Mohd Mustafa his strategic advisor
The head of the Punjab Congress, Navjot Singh Sidhu, appointed former IPS officer Mohammad Mustafa as his key strategic advisor on Thursday.
The development came a day after Mustafa, the husband of Punjab Cabinet Minister Razia Sultana, turned down Sidhu’s offer to appoint him one of his four advisers.
“Mohd Mustafa is hereby appointed key strategic advisor to the PPCC President, Signatory Navjot Singh Sidhu, with immediate effect,” said a statement by the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.
“He would act as a PCC coordinator with the AICC on matters relating to his area and any other matter the President deems appropriate,” he added.
“I love being associated with Razia Ji and Mustafa Sahib,” Sidhu said in a tweet.
In addition to Mustafa, Sidhu had appointed three advisors on August 11th – Lok Sabha MP Amar Singh, former registrar of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences in Faridkot, Pyare Lal Garg, and the former government teacher Malvinder Singh Mali.
But Mustafa had refused to accept the appointment. After Sidhu became head of the PPCC, he had approached several leaders and visited their homes, including Mustafa’s. Mustafa, along with another IPS official, Siddharth Chattopadhyaya, had challenged the government of Amarinder Singh’s 2019 appointment of IPS official Dinkar Gupta as police chief of Punjab.
The state government had appointed Gupta to the Punjab DGP and thus suppressed the seniority of other IPS officers, including Mustafa.
Sidhu has already appointed Jalandhar Cantonment MLA Pargat Singh as Secretary General (Organization) of the PPCC.
The politician-turned cricketer had also appointed two media advisors on Wednesday – Jagtar Singh Sidhu and Surinder Dalla.
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