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Give us 10 months to fulfil poll promises: Navjot Singh Sidhu

No issues: The local bodies minister said there are no differences between him and Captain Amarinder

punjab Updated: Jan 28, 2018 15:23 IST
HT Corrrespondent
HT Corrrespondent
Hindustan Times, Sangrur
Local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu (second from left) interacting with the media after the Republic Day celebrations in Sangrur.
Local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu (second from left) interacting with the media after the Republic Day celebrations in Sangrur.(HT Photo)

Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that the Congress government, led by chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, seeks 10-month time to fulfil its pre-poll promises, during a press conference here.

He added that after the said duration, the state government will not ask for extra time.

“We need 10 months to fulfil our poll promises. Thereafter, the intension of the Congress government will be clear to the people of Punjab. We will not seek any extra time,” said Sidhu, while addressing the media.

Sidhu was accompanied by Congress MLAs (member legislative assembly) Vijay Inder Singla (Sangrur), Dalvir Singh Goldy (Dhuri), and Surjit Singh Dhiman (Amargarh).

Sidhu unfurled the Tricolor during the 69th Republic Day celebrations at Police Line stadium in Sangrur on Friday.

Talking to the media, Sidhu added that he has no differences with Captain Amarinder Singh over the appointment of Amritsar mayor, but sometimes one should fight with his own people.

“I can never compromise with my principles, but we face many situations in life where we have to fight within the party or on other platforms,” said Sidhu.

During the Republic Day function, a 25-year-old handicapped woman, of Malerkotla, asked cabinet minister Sidhu to give her a job. She added, “If he cannot offer me any job, I should be shot dead.”

“I am living in a hell-ish situation. The life of a handicapped person is hard. It is difficult to understand our psyche and the difficulties we face,” she said, not wanting to be identified.  

“Its our responsibility to understand the woman’s situation. A person makes such statements, when they are facing a lot of pain. I will try to provide her with a job in my department,” said Sidhu.

First Published: Jan 28, 2018 15:22 IST

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