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CPS Sidhu reminds Sukhbir of promised 100 crores

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Amritsar, July 12, 2013
First Published: 20:24 IST(12/7/2013) | Last Updated: 20:25 IST(12/7/2013)

Amritsar East MLA and chief parliamentary secretary Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who had recently announced to take out a march to Chandigarh to remind deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal of his promise to grant Rs. 100 crores for the East constituency, on Friday asked Deputy CM about the same who assured her about the grant.

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Specially coming from Delhi to attend the meeting and sitting right next to the Deputy CM, CPS Dr Sidhu stressed that constituency was her priority and for that I can even sit on roads because people ask me questions.

On differences with few SAD-BJP leaders, the CPS said, "It is like family and nothing like strained relationships. For the development of my constituency I can ask anything from the Deputy CM and he always listens to the issues, she added.

"Today also when I asked, he promised that already a plan was being chalked down for every constituency of the state and depending on the needs and problems of each constituency the funds would be allocated," said Dr Sidhu.

Since her husband and MP Navjot Singh Sidhu has distanced himself from the constituency and expressed unhappiness over differences with party men and few Akali leaders here, Dr Sidhu claimed that it is not that I talk about my constituency only. I talk of the whole city when it comes to development.

"I have apprised the Deputy CM about issues that my constituency faces and how repeated reminders to local authorities have not helped," she said.

Notably, when Dr Sidhu had opted to jump into politics, Sukhbir Badal had played a key role in getting the Akali seat vacated for the BJP.

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