Cong’s top leadership takes note of Sidhu’s outburst
As Punjab goes to the polls on Sunday, an uneasy calm prevails within the Punjab Congress with the simmering tension between CM Capt Amarinder Singh and his minister Navjot Singh Sidhu over alleged ticket denial to the latter’s wife reaching the party high command.
The party’s top leadership is upset over Sidhu’s remarks at a rally in Bathinda on Friday, asking voters to “defeat those playing a friendly match”, eluding to a secret pact between the CM and Akalis, as also referred to by AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal during his recent Punjab tour. Kejriwal alleged that SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and the Chief Minister had struck a deal to ensure that their wives were victorious. While Preneet Kaur is contesting from Patiala, Harsimrat Kaur is SAD’s Bathinda candidate.