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Aseem Bassi , Hindustan Times
Amritsar, August 24, 2013
Following her recent outburst against the state BJP, chief parliamentary secretary and Amritsar (east) MLA Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu met party president Rajnath Singh on Saturday and apprised him of the issues "afflicting" the state party unit. Dr Sidhu, who was in Delhi on Saturday, told HT that she had met Rajnath Singh and informed him of various issues. "I told him about the entire situation. He heard me patiently and ensured that things would be set right soon and the state leadership would be told to make things cordial."

Dr Sidhu conveyed to the party president that Sidhus were being ignored by the state unit of the party and also how her MP husband Navjot Singh Sidhu was being sidelined.

Dr Sidhu had recently questioned the vision of the state government, and targeted state BJP chief Kamal Sharma, claiming that the issues were discussed with him many a time, but to no avail.

She had questioned the rationale behind having her as chief parliamentary secretary saying no files were given to her and that the state BJP's house was not in order.

The chief parliamentary secretary told Rajnath that she had no problems with the alliance partner, Shiromani Akali Dal, but it was the state BJP that she had problems with.

Sharma had earlier termed the statement made by Dr Sidhu as unfortunate and also claimed that the party leadership had told him to talk to her.

A few months ago, Dr Sidhu had posted on the social networking site that her husband had left the city as he was "sidelined" by the party and felt "suffocated".