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"Navjot Sidhu Is Upset With Me Since…": Punjab Home Minister Claims

Punjab Congress had gone by way of an enormous churn earlier this 12 months (File)

New Delhi:

There’s contemporary sparking within the Punjab Congress with the state deputy Chief Minister claiming that Navjot Sidhu, the state Congress chief, is upset with him. The general public bickering among the many state Congress leaders, with Navjot Sidhu taking part in a starring position, is quick changing into a recurring occasion.

“Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu is upset with me ever since I grew to become the Residence Minister. If Sidhu needs the house ministry, then I’ll put it at his toes in a minute,” Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and Residence Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa informed news company ANI at present. Nevertheless, it isn’t clear what provoked the remark.

It was extensively reported earlier that Mr Sidhu was upset about the important thing Residence Ministry being assigned to Mr Randhawa, his rival. He had additionally strongly opposed any discuss of elevating Mr Randhawa as Chief Minister following Amarinder Singh’s resignation.

Punjab Congress had gone by way of an enormous churn earlier this 12 months after an open rise up by celebration leaders compelled the unceremonious removing of Amarinder Singh from the publish of the Chief Minister. The state then obtained its first Dalit Chief Minister in Charanjit Singh Channi.

Mr Sidhu, who led the assault on Mr Singh throughout the Punjab Congress disaster, has additionally been taking swipes on the Channi-led authorities now and again. His public swipes have been placing his personal celebration within the spot.

To Mr Sidhu’s newest demand that his celebration declare a chief minister candidate, senior celebration chief Sunil Jakhar, additionally Chairman of the marketing campaign committee of Punjab Congress, mentioned the Congress will not announce a Chief Minister face for the upcoming state meeting elections. The celebration will contest beneath a “joint management”, Mr Jakhar added.

Final week, Navjot Sidhu, in yet one more controversy, was slapped with a defamation go well with for bragging that MLA Navtej Singh Cheema might “make a policeman moist his pants”. This compelled Chief Minister Charanjit Channi to intervene. Mr Channi urged the police to not hassle with the remark, and guaranteed them that it was, the truth is, criminals who moist their pants on seeing them.

“Those that are criminals and anti-social components… their pants develop into moist on seeing a Punjab police officer,” the Chief Minister mentioned at a operate on the Punjab Armed Police (PAP) advanced.

Clarifying his remarks, Mr Sidhu indicated that the remark shouldn’t be taken actually. He mentioned it was a manner of claiming the Congress “wields authority”.

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