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Posted at: May 20, 2019, 7:08 AM; last updated: May 20, 2019, 7:08 AM (IST)

Capt should resign if Cong fails to deliver: Navjot Kaur

Capt should resign if Cong fails to deliver: Navjot Kaur
Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu (L)

GS Paul

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 19

Former minister and Congress leader Navjot Kaur Sidhu toady said Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh should resign if the Congress gets wiped out in the state in the Lok Sabha elections.

She said ‘Capt Sahib’ was sure to grab all 13 seats but if the Congress failed to fare well, it was testimony that the party had failed to live up to public expectations. “Then, the party ought to introspect. If the CM had fixed the accountability of his ministers and MLAs to ensure win, he equally holds the liability of party’s performance. If the Congress didn’t deliver this time, he should submit his resignation,” she said in a reference to the CM’s remark that he would take full responsibility of the party’s performance.

On her husband Sidhu’s absence from campaigning in Amritsar, she said, “Sidhu was much sought after… He was sent to hold rallies and roadshows only on those places where the contest was tough. In Amritsar, our party believed that Gurjeet Aujla would get through with a convincing margin. So, there was no point of disturbing his itinerary.”

On Sidhu’s recent ‘friendly match’ statement, she said the black sheep in the party would be exposed. “Certainly, every worker who works earnestly for the party deserves recognition. Those who betray the party over the petty issue of ‘ticket denial’ should be shunted out. I was denied ticket, but that never meant that I should revolt against the party. For the last one month, I have been campaigning in Amritsar,” she said.

Dr Sidhu had claimed that she was denied ticket at the instance of the CM and party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Asha Kumari as they never considered her as competent. Coming out in her defence, Navjot Singh Sidhu said this reference was for the Amritsar seat, not for Chandigarh as was being wrongly quoted.

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