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Up to date: June 18, 2020 11:34:04 am
Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has principally remained aloof from the political scene in Punjab for practically an yr now, is again in information amid experiences that he’s being wooed by the Aam Aadmi Party in addition to former SAD chief Parminder Singh Dhindsa. The Indian Express explains the explanations behind his disappearing act and why he’s in headlines once more.
Why has Sidhu been staying away from the political scene in Punjab?
Throughout 2019 Lok Sabha elections, when Sidhu alleged a quid professional quo between chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and former CM Parkash Singh Badal’s household, throughout a political rally. Quickly after, Amarinder divested Sidhu of his key portfolio citing non-performance.
The CM handed him the division of energy. However Sidhu refused to affix the brand new division and waited for the celebration excessive command to intervene and get his “honour restored.” The celebration excessive command, after dealing with a rout within the Lok Sabha polls, couldn’t prevail upon a stronger Amarinder, after the Congress in Punjab gained eight out of 13 seats.
When did Sidhu resign from state Cupboard?
He resigned from the Cupboard in July 2019 and shifted to his Meeting section Amritsar (East). He disappeared for 4 months solely to resurface in November when the Kartarpur Hall was thrown open and he was within the first delegation to cross over to Pakistan on an invitation by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. He spoke from Pakistan authorities’s stage additionally then.
What after coming again to India ?
He went again into his hibernation. He was not even seen in his constituency. He would resurface sparingly, occasionally seen assembly some folks of his constituency. However largely he remained incommunicado. He remained completely lower off from the media and most of his celebration leaders.
What about his on-line presence ?
He floated a channel on You Tube named Jittega Punjab. He has been seen on the channel distributing ration, masks and PPE kits throughout the lockdown. Whereas he’s out of contact with Congress leaders, he has been seen with celebration councillors of Amritsar whereas distributing ration.
Earlier, he was seen defying authorities orders on wearing a mask however later he stared doing that. He has not been lively on Twitter and his deal with has remained unused. The final put up was on July 21, informing folks about his vacating the official bungalow.
How is Sidhu again in information?
There are experiences that he’s in contact with AAP by political strategist Prashant Kishor. Although AAP convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has denied tapping the Congress chief however has mentioned that “Sidhu is welcome within the celebration.”
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Former SAD chief Parminder Dhindsa has additionally mentioned that he was attempting to get in contact with Sidhu to drift a regional celebration to tackle Congress and Akalis in 2022 state elections. Contemplating his reputation within the state, Sidhu, who enjoys a clear picture, is in demand. This has made the Congress sit up and sharpen efforts to placate him.
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