Sidhu hits out at Sukhbir: ‘I was sidelined to get Harsimrat a cabinet berth’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2016 22:15 IST

Former Lok Sabha MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday evening targeted the deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal, accusing him of sidelining him and listing instances to prove his point.

In a press release, Sidhu apparently was responding to a Sukhbir’s statement wherein he had said, “I had cordial relations with him (Sidhu). I wonder what their (Sidhu couple’s) problem is with the alliance even as they have been winning elections with our help.”

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He said that he and former SAD MP Rattan Singh Ajnala were sidelined so that Sukhbir’s wife Harsimrat Badal could get a berth in the Union cabinet. “I was not allowed to speak at a rally organised in memory of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. In meetings held with regard to development of Amritsar, I was not invited,” Sidhu said.

He also alleged that projects envisaged by him, including Sports Complex, widening of Bhandari Bridge, solid waste management system, installation of CCTV cameras and flyover and underpass projects, were scuttled. Sidhu said he was not allowed to fight Lok Sabha elections and Arun Jaitley was asked to file nomination from his seat.

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