1. Punjab polls 2017: Amarinder Singh tears into Navjot Sidhu’s Awaaz-e-Punjab, says it is a ‘fishy’ prop to help SAD-BJP

Punjab polls 2017: Amarinder Singh tears into Navjot Sidhu’s Awaaz-e-Punjab, says it is a ‘fishy’ prop to help SAD-BJP

Navjot Sidhu's Awaaz-e-Punjab is a "fishy" venture as he has not yet quit the BJP and his wife to continues to maintain that she is still associated with BJP, says Amarinder.

By: | Chandigarh | Published: September 13, 2016 1:46 PM
Capt Amarinder Singh, Amarinder Singh, Punjab Congress, Navjot Sidhu, Awaaz-e-Punjab Amarinder Singh, Punjab Congress chief, says Sidhu is not a “big shake” in Punjab. But a hype has been created about him by the media. (Source: IE)

Navjot Sidhu’s political front Awaaz-e-Punjab is a “fishy” venture as he has not yet quit the BJP and his wife continues to maintain that she is still associated with BJP, which she represents in the state Assembly, according to Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh.

Singh told The Hindustan Times that Sidhu’s political front is a “gang of four” and there is something “fishy”‘about the Awaaz-e-Punjab. “There is something fishy going on… he’s (Sidhu) is putting together this group while he’s still in the BJP. His wife (Navjot Kaur Sidhu) is announcing that she continues to be in the BJP,” HT quoted the former Punjab CM as saying.

The cricketer-turned-politician recently launched Awaaz-e-Punjab, claiming it to be a forum of like-minded people who think of the welfare and development of Punjab. Other founding members of the front are former India hockey captain Pargat Singh, independent legislators from Ludhiana Simarjit Singh Bains and Balwinder Singh Bains.

The Congress leader said that Sidhu is not a “big shake” in Punjab. But a hype has ben created about him by the media.

Singh suggested that Sidhu was a BJP prop to help the SAD-BJP combine. Singh also attacked Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, saying he would contest the AAP leader from wherever he contests in Punjab. “We’d not allow any non-Punjabi to become the CM.”

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