Punjab CM Amarinder challenges Navjot Sidhu to contest against him from Patiala; ex-minister hits back

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Punjab CM Amarinder challenges Navjot Sidhu to contest against him from Patiala; ex-minister hits back

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 27

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday challenged former Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to contest against him from Patiala and lose his safety deposit like Gen JJ Singh.

In an interview to a personal channel, the Chief Minister whereas referring to Sidhu’s offensive against him over shoddy investigation within the SIT probe in Kotkapura police firing case, mentioned, “If Sidhu has doubt on my capability to lead the government, he should test the ground by contesting election against me from Patiala.” The Chief Minister was speaking in context of stories of Sidhu being lively in Patiala and his spouse Dr Navjot Singh Sidhu contesting from Patiala (Rural).

Replying to the CM’s assault on him, Navjot Singh Sidhu, in a tweet, mentioned, “Efforts to derail Punjab’s conscience will fail … My Soul is Punjab and Punjab’s Soul is Guru Granth Sahib Ji … Our fight is for Justice & punishing the guilty, an assembly seat is not even worth discussion in the same breathe !!”

By attacking the Congress Chief Minister of his personal authorities, Sidhu needs to be part of another occasion, mentioned Capt Amarinder, including, “But neither BJP nor Akalis will take Sidhu. He has limited choice; either stay in the Congress or join AAP.”

In the previous few days, Sidhu has been concentrating on the Chief Minister over “government failure” in taking the SIT investigation within the Kotkapura police firing to its logical conclusion and giving justice to the victims.  

The Chief Minister’s clear line on Sidhu brings to an finish the efforts by occasion’s Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat to rehabilitate him within the mainstream politics. The Chief Minister has already dominated out giving PPCC chief publish to Navjot Singh Sidhu.

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